Vietnam becomes new member state of 3GF

June 06, 2016 | 09:40
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As a new member state, Vietnam will take part in the Global Green Growth Forum–the 3GF Summit 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 6-7. 

The Vietnamese delegation at the 3GF Summit is led by Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Tran Hong Ha. The mission also includes members of the business sector, represented by Pan Group, Phu Cuong Group, and Victory Group.

Minister Tran Hong Ha is going to make remarks together with Danish Prime Minister at the headline session of the Summit, named “A call to Action - Enabling Solutions at Speed and Scale”.

He will have a courtesy meeting with Danish Minister of Environment and Food Mr Esben Lunde Larsen in the afternoon of June 6. The two ministers will discuss strategic areas of cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark in the environmental sector, including better environmental disaster prevention, pollution control, and food safety.

On the same day, a small ceremony to celebrate Vietnam as a new partner country of the 3GF will be held.

This year's 3GF Summit, which will attract more than 250 top leaders from all over the world, is to create innovative collaboration and tangible green solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, addressing energy, food loss, as well as waste, climate, and sustainable cities. At the Summit more than 30 public-private partnerships will be working on solutions that contribute to green growth all over the world.

The summit will include the launch of several new initiatives originated in 3GF’s public-private partnerships, including a new initiative to combat climate change and an alliance working to reduce barriers to trade in green energy.

“In 2015, the international community agreed upon a number of ambitious goals for climate and sustainable development in Paris and New York. The 3GF Summit is a mean to translate these ambitions to concrete agreements. We need to form new innovative collaborations to promote green growth both locally and globally. I will focus specifically on the role of cities and on strengthening collaboration with the private sector. Danish businesses are world leaders when it comes to delivering solid green solutions to global issues, for example, by utilizing water resources better in drought-ridden areas, or by promoting efficient green energy solutions in rural areas. This is critical to growth and development in our partner countries, and it holds tremendous business opportunities,” said Kristian Jensen, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnam has participated in the 3GF since its first conference/meeting in 2011. During 3GF 2014, the Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha played a key role in further developing the “Race to the Top” initiative on a Sustainable Apparel Value Chain, which is now developing a Public-Private-Partnership with Vietnam as its pilot country.

With the signing of the formal memorandum of understanding on November 9, 2015, Vietnam has become the 8th core government partner of 3GF.

3GF was initiated by the Danish government in 2011 in close collaboration with Korea and Mexico. Since then, China, Kenya, Qatar, and Ethiopia have joined the platform. This year, Vietnam and Chile join as official 3GF partner countries.

By By Bich Thuy

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