Webinar shares EU’s experience in transition to green economy

VOV.VN - A wealth of experience and plenty of ideas regarding Europe countries transitioning to a green economy through the European Green Agreement (EGA) were shared at a webinar held on April 20, featuring the participation of representatives from Hanoi, Da Nang, and Thua Thien – Hue.

The event was jointly organised by the French Development Agency (AFD) in Vietnam, Live and Learn for Environment and Community (Live & Learn), and the EU Mission to Vietnam.

According to EU Ambassador to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti, the nation has made strong commitments and has shown its determination to cope with climate change and accelerate its transition to a green and circular economy. He affirmed that the EU will continue to accompany the country in fulfilling its commitment of reducing net emissions to zero by 2050, whilst also taking strong actions against climate change.

It will therefore strive to work alongside the nation to implement short-term and long-term strategies, whilst also developing specific plans in line with the roadmap moving forward, he added.

He suggested the nation strive to promote a circular and green economy in the future, put the environment first, and change awareness of consumption.

Issues regarding the impact of the EGA on economic relations between the EU, Vietnam, and ASEAN, as well as programmes of European associations and businesses to transfer green technology and support green businesses based in Vietnam were also touched upon during the webinar.

Participants were given the chance to share the experience of European countries in training new human resources to meet the Vietnamese net zero emissions target by 2050.

The EGA represents a set of proposals adopted by the European Commission (EC) to make the EU's climate, energy, transport, and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to the levels seen in 1990, thereby helping the EU become climate neutral continent by 2050.