Updated  
March, 03 2014 09:01:00

Forum discusses green development strategy

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc explained the Government's policies to develop a green economy at a two-day forum that ended on Saturday.

Last September, the Government approved a national strategy on green growth in order to show that Viet Nam prioritises sustainable development. The strategy aims to change the country's economic development model in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and form an effective economic structure, following the current trend in much of the world.

The phrase "green economy" refers to a low-carbon economic model that uses natural resources efficiently and aims to achieve social equity, resulting in improved human well-being while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

Most participants at the forum said that a green economy would bring about long-term benefits for Viet Nam. They suggested the country invest more in major green economic sectors such as organic agriculture, eco-tourism, recycling and bio-energy.

As Viet Nam is on the path of industrialisation and modernisation, they highlighted the significance of building sustainable residential and industrial zones, which could ease environmental pollution and conserve natural resources.

As part of the forum, a televised exchange among businesses was held in which managers, experts, scientists and businesspeople discussed measures to boost green economic development. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.