Protected Carbon in Viet Nam

Affected Areas

These protected areas in Viet Nam contain current or planned fossil fuel projects. Oil, gas, and coal extraction in protected areas harms their natural value while contributing to climate change.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Red River Delta
  • Oil & Gas
  • Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve
  • Coal
  • Bai Chay

Extraction Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Viet Nam (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 13.31 MMBOE
  • 5.57
  • Coal
  • 0.00 MT
  • 0.00
  • Combined
  • 5.57

Deposits Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Viet Nam. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 23.45
  • Coal
  • 1,349.40
  • Combined
  • 1,372.85

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Red River Delta
  • 2043
  • Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve
  • 2047

Profiting Companies

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Relinquished
  • Coal
  • Vietnam National Coal (Vinacomin)

Sources

  • Protected Areas: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas. October 2023.
  • Oil & gas extraction: Rystad Energy, U Cube Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Solution. October 2023.
  • Coal extraction: Global Energy Monitor, Global Coal Mine Tracker. October 2023.
  • CO2 equivalencies: Kühne, Kjell, Big numbers for bold activists: A quick method for estimating potential emissions of fossil fuel projects. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 79, September 2021.
  • Reserves & resources: German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), German and Global Energy Supplies. 2021.

Disclaimer

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.