Norway Helps Vietnam to Achieve Green and Sustainable Economic Recovery | Environment

Hanoi (VNA)-Norway’s Vietnamese ambassador Grete Lochen said Norway has promised to support Vietnam in a green and sustainable economic recovery in the light of its strong commitment to the Norwegian government’s processes.

Grete Lochen, Ambassador to Vietnam, Norway. Photo:

This is the Government of Vietnam and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Hanoi on February 25.

Ambassador Grete Rochen took the meeting very seriously. This is a very timely event, demonstrating the Vietnamese government’s determination to revive the green economy after the pandemic, leave no one behind, and at the same time fulfill Vietnam’s commitment at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Convention. increase. Change.

This is an opportunity for Vietnam to regain its green, inclusive economy and transform it into a green, cyclical, low-emission economic model. Ambassador Grete Rochen said it was important to have appropriate legislation, predictable policies and a fair competition to attract domestic and foreign investment.

In particular, the development of clean energy sectors, infrastructure, water and natural resource management is essential for Vietnam to fulfill its commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. each other.

According to Ambassador Grete Rochen, Norway is one of the leading countries in applying green technology and innovation to economic development.

For Norway, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change remains the starting point for developing economic recovery measures. Norway has significantly increased its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to fund climate change measures and sustainable development programs.

In addition, Norway pays particular attention to developing recovery policies that create jobs and develop green technologies to facilitate economic and climate change efforts.

Technology and smart technology-based solutions are considered a key factor in facilitating green recovery.

In the face of a pandemic, the Norwegian government has compensated for many of its household and corporate income losses through automated support programs and direct compensation.

One of Norway’s effective approaches is to involve all stakeholders, including government, academia, the private sector and civil society. Everyone is involved in policy development, implementation and coordination.

Regarding Vietnam’s support for Vietnam on climate change and green and sustainable economic recovery, Grete Lochen said the Norwegian government has been bilateral on many projects UNDP is implementing in Vietnam to protect the environment. He said he provided financial support during and within the ASEAN region. It handles plastic waste intelligently, improving the ability of locals to collect and separate waste, while encouraging the promotion of creative ideas for this purpose.

A typical project is an innovative challenge to reduce plastic pollution launched in June 2020 in six ASEAN countries to find plastic waste treatment solutions in Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Koh Samui (Thailand). (EPPIC).

Another Norwegian-backed project is the scale-up of the plastic and household waste management community model (DWP5C) in five cities in Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Binh Thanh and Binh Duong.

Vietnam is one of the five Asian countries selected by the Norwegian Science and Industry Research Fund (SINTEF) to carry out a project (OPTOCE) to turn marine plastics into a circular economy opportunity. OPTOCE’s goal is to propose new solutions for more efficient waste management and promote their reflection in the circular economy.

“But most importantly, there is a keen interest in Norwegian companies to contribute to Vietnam’s green transition by developing offshore wind projects, technologies such as solar power, and smart water management solutions and plastic waste. That’s why this international conference introduces three of Norway’s leading companies in the areas of renewable energy and innovation: Equinor, Tomra and Scatec. They are in the areas of innovation, recycling, high technology, offshore wind and solar energy. Is the most representative Norwegian company in the world, “said Ambassador Grete Lochen.

Norwegian diplomats argued that these companies were very successful long-term investors in emerging markets. It is important that these companies want to invest in Vietnam in the long run. – NDEL / VNA