National action plan on green growth released

The Ministry of Planning and Investment on April 18 announced a national action plan on green growth, aiming reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of clean and renewable energy.

Deputy Minister Nguyen The Phuong said that green growth is an important goal in the country’s industrialisation and modernisation, and the world’s common development tendency of green production, environmental protection and energy conservationin the 21st century.

It attracts the attention of the international community as well as domestic and foreign development organisations as it focuses on support and cooperation in coping with climate change, a global issue, he added. 

The official said that Vietnam always treasures contributions by its foreign partners including the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Belgium and the Republic of Korea, in drawing up the country’s strategy and plan on the issue. 

He urged businesses to apply environmentally friendly technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saying that they are a decisive factor in the country’s green growth strategy. 

Representatives from international organisations shared their experience in studying and implementing green growth-related activities in different countries, and affirmed their continued support for Vietnam in this field.

VNA/VOV online