Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Which Option for Vietnam? In response to World Environment Day (June 5), Quang Ninh province, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Vietnam General Confederation of Labour recently held a seminar entitled “Green Economy and Sustainable Development”. The program showed clearly the basic advantages and challenges for Vietnam, and gave specific measures to build a green economy and enterprises in the future. Many approaching points of view Green economy is the important content of sustainable development and poverty reduction. This concept was first discussed at the UN conference on sustainable development (Rio+20). This can be regarded as a specific economic system, a natural environment which is eco-friendly and safe for the society. Modernising the green economy includes four key issues: agricultural economy, industrial economy, service economy and knowledge economy. According to the research, the total economic damage of … [Read more...] about Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Which Option for Vietnam?
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UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterates its commitment to work towards the implementation of the Goals. (source: UNWTO) Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors, with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation, sustainable consumption and production and the preservation of natural resources. “Issues such as climate change, effective resource management, poverty reduction and inclusive growth need to be at the center of tourism development. Now that the Goals have been approved, it is time to step up our action, time to advance policies and business strategies that monitor and minimize the negative effects of tourism development and maximize its positive impacts, namely through the distribution of its benefits among host communities” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. The SDGs are a universal 17-goal plan … [Read more...] about UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Agriculture from Perspective of Farmers The meeting hall of the lawmaking National Assembly is being heated up by many economic and social problems, and one of them is Vietnam’s agricultural competitiveness before integration pressures. From a key export sector, agriculture is lagging behind in value. Farmers seem to have no other way than use banned substances in animal husbandry and crop cultivation to pursue small near-term advantages. But, Mr Nguyen Quang Vinh, Deputy Secretary General of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Secretary General of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD), is still optimistic about agricultural position and farmers. Why? Returning from the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in September 2015, Mr Nguyen Quang Vinh immediately took part in a myriad of activities aimed to advance the implementation of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Vietnam from 2015 to 2030. It … [Read more...] about Sustainable Agriculture from Perspective of Farmers
Not Allowing Businesses to Miss the “Train” of Sustainable Development Within the last three months of 2015, State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the two most important events for the future of sustainable development of the world, respectively the United Nations Summit on the Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September, and the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) in November. These reconfirmed Vietnam’s commitments to sustainable development where the business sector plays an extremely important role. Currently in Vietnam, very few companies have visions for sustainable development at the heart of their business strategies. This concerns people working to promote sustainable development in Vietnam. Looking to the world, sustainable development has become the focus of global agendas. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, held in September 2015, adopted 17 sustainable development … [Read more...] about Not Allowing Businesses to Miss the “Train” of Sustainable Development
Viet Nam News HCM CITY- The partnership between Government, enterprises and civil society is vital to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Việt Nam, experts have said The SDGs were adopted by 193 countries a year ago with qualitative objectives across the social, economic and environmental dimensions to be achieved by 2030. They are 17 goals with 169 targets and 231 indicators, Jasmine Jaruphand, the Asia Pacific Regional Lead for the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, said. "It is the time to build new partnerships and alliances to make sure the SDGs are a reality for everyone, everywhere by 2030," she told a workshop held in HCM City yesterday (September 20). "The UN will play a key role in co-ordinating new partnerships for action with governments and the private and public sectors." The campaign's methodology includes building public awareness and partnerships, developing creative and innovative communication tools and fostering citizens' … [Read more...] about Govt-civil society-business nexus key to hitting UN development goals: experts