Viet Nam will celebrate this year's World Environment Day on June 5 under the theme of "Green Economy: Does it include you?" in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long City.
HA NOI — Viet Nam will celebrate this year's World Environment Day on June 5 under the theme of "Green Economy: Does it include you?" in Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long City.
The event will form part of Viet Nam's efforts in reiterating its commitment to pursuing green growth to transform current development patterns towards sustainable development.
This year's event will afford attendees an opportunity to learn more about green economies and assess the process as implemented by the Government, private sector, civil societies and communities.
Speaking at the press briefing yesterday, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen said Viet Nam was developing a green growth strategy for 2011-20 period with a vision towards 2050 and that many challenges lay ahead, including limited resources.
He said the next step would entail preparing relevant policies and mechanisms as well as the institutional framework to ensure the effective implementation of such strategy.
A series of events will be held in Quang Ninh on June 4-5 including a green economy forum and a national commemoration event with the participation of 3,000 people including Party and State leaders.
The United Nations Environment Programme defines a green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. A green economy will be the umbrella theme of the upcoming Rio 20+ Summit held in Rio De Janero in June. — VNS