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Experience with public interest litigations
Participation of public under the Vietnamese Law on Environmental Protection
Responsibility to observe the environmental protection legislation
- As indicated by Article 6 of the Vietnamese Law on Environmental Protection, all organizations and individuals shall have the responsibility to protect the environment, observe the environmental protection legislation, have the right and obligation to detect and denounce any act in breach of the environmental protection legislation.
Participation in afforestation and greening of wastelands
- Under Article 12, the State shall adopt plans to involve organizations and individuals in afforestation and greening of wastelands and denuded hills and mountains to quickly expand the forest cover and protect catchment regions of watercourses.
Obligation to notify signs of environmental incidents
- As provided by Article 33, persons who detect signs of an environmental incident must immediately notify the local People's Committee, the nearest agency or organization for timely action. Organizations, individuals at the site of the environment incident must take appropriate measures to timely remedy it and immediately report to the superior administrative authority, the nearest People's Committee and the State management agency for environmental protection.