Nearly a dozen Norwegian companies are presenting their expertise and tech solutions to help promote a sustainable green economy in Vietnam.
The showcase is part of the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022, hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), which is taking place over November 28-30.
|The Norwegian pavilion at GEFE 2022 |
Norwegian deputy head of Mission Mette Møglestue said, “We commend the creative initiative of EuroCham to organise GEFE. Green growth has become dispensable in today’s world. To reach the targets, it is impossible not to involve businesses, industries, and social partners, for they play a crucial role in the just transition towards a renewable, circular, and sustainable future.
As many as 11 Norwegian companies took part: Equinor, Norsk Solar, Scatec, Empower, TerraMarine, Tomra, Jotun, Vard, Yara, Emarasia, and Visco.
“Together with these companies, the Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway in Hanoi want to show our readiness and interest to support the government of Vietnam in its green growth efforts as well as implementation of the net-zero emissions target by 2050,” she added. “Public-private partnerships have been proven an effective solution for governments all over the globe to mobile resources and participation from all stakeholders for policy development and implementation, including those on green economy,” Møglestue added.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited the Norwegian pavilion |
In the Norwegian pavilion, the companies on the first day of the event introduced technologies and solutions across a spectrum of areas from renewable energy to the circular economy, including effective plastic waste management, green manufacturing and shipping, smart aquaculture, and consultancy and supporting services.
According to commercial counsellor and director of Innovation Norway Vietnam, Arne-Kjetil Lian, through these advanced models, the private sector will contribute and help reduce emissions and promote green production and consumption practices.
“Our Norwegian companies have brought to GEFE their top-notch technologies, smart solutions, new initiatives, and extensive experience to help develop renewable energy, reduce emissions, and promote a circular economy and a sustainable value chain. They all share a strong interest and goodwill to work with local authorities and business partners in various industries to push this agenda forwards. Innovation Norway in Hanoi is ready to do our part as a bridge to connect Norwegian and Vietnamese companies,” he said.
Meanwhile, regional director for Asia for Innovation Norway, Ole Henæs, stated that the green economy offers abundant opportunities for countries in the region, including Vietnam, to attract greener capital influx and to intensify business cooperation across the region.
“Vietnam needs to take comprehensive actions to implement its green agenda, particularly in the context of the country’s ambitious environmental commitments, recently strengthened at COP27. The private sector plays a significant role in this process. We reaffirm the willingness of Innovation Norway and the Norwegian business community not only in Vietnam but in the region to work together in efforts to make the regional economy greener and realising a low-emission regional society,” Henæs said.
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