Environmental Challenges in Vietnam

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During the process of industrialization and development of any country, many parts of the country’s current systems tend to shift. Industrialization and development cause for a change in the economical status of a country along with a change in the production and consumption of resources by said country. For decades Vietnam has strived to build an independent, self-reliant economy to provide for an improved chance at gaining a steady path towards being industrialized and developed. By gaining this title, Vietnam would move forward towards creating sustainability for future generations to come. Sustainable development comes with challenges, and it is these challenges that have prevented Vietnam from fully accomplishing their high set goals. Being burdened with an isolated and closed development policy, Vietnam has found itself lagging in the areas of: economics, politics, science and technology, and the ability to utilize internal and external resources (CP of Vietnam online). Along with this push for industrialization in Vietnam the country continues to stray away from the values of environmental sustainability. With the economical advancements that Vietnam is experiencing there are challenges that pose negative effects to not only the county but the environment as well. The benefits of industrialization to a country also come with a set of negative attributes the country and world. Maintenance of a fast and sustainable economic growth through industrialization is one key challenges that Vietnam has been focusing on over the past decades. This push has led to great achievements for Vietnam in the economical standpoint. After eleven years of negotiations towards meeting the necessary conditions, on January 11th, 2007, Vietnam beca... ... middle of paper ... ...Annex, Chapter 2 - UN Documents: Gathering a Body of Global Agreements. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. . "Pollution Worsens in Dong Nai River - Environment - VietNam News." Pollution Worsens in Dong Nai River - Environment - VietNam News. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. . "Swiss Aid Shifts to SMEs." Vietnam Breaking News. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. . "Vietnam Business Forum - VCCI." Vietnam Business Forum - VCCI. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.. "Vietnam to Become an Industrialized Country by 2020." TalkVietnam. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. .

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