Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) Summit in Copenhagen on October 20, which also drew leaders of 30 Vietnamese enterprises in green energy, trade, investment, and high technology.
Addressing the event, themed “Global Leadership for A Sustainable Future,” PM Phuc expressed his belief that promising green growth projects and programmes will be promptly implemented, contributing to strongly promoting the realisation of sustainable development goals to 2030.
He stressed that as one of the founding members of the P4G, Vietnam has announced the national P4G conference co-chaired by the Ministry of Planning and Investment as well as domestic and foreign firms.
The PM noted that in September this year, Vietnam held an international conference on plastic waste and coastal community to seek measures to strengthen law enforcement to reduce plastic waste pollution. He added that the Vietnamese Government has adopted and carried out a number of recommendations made by the business community.
Vietnam highly values efforts of the P4G, especially by the Danish Government, in promoting sustainable development through conducting the green growth strategy and offering financial support to startup partners, with two projects in Vietnam.
He showed hope to continue receiving effective support in building public-private partnership (PPP) projects in green growth, as well as assistance to Vietnam’s national P4G conference in linking, coordinating and increasing cooperation activities in Vietnam in the future.
“Vietnam will join hands with P4G member governments in realising the global green growth goals towards 2030,” PM Phuc underscored, affirming that Vietnam is willing to strengthen cooperation in implementing initiatives reached during the summit, while hastening PPP projects in green growth, especially those in energy saving, renewable energy, agriculture, water resources and smart city development.
Leaders of P4G member countries highlighted the need to respond to climate change and rising sea level, which they said are vital goals and urgent challenges for many countries. They said experience sharing and mutual support are key to overcome challenges of climate change.
The leaders also pledged to reduce the use of raw material to 2030.
They affirmed commitments to work together in seeking ideas to realise sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change through promoting potential PPP in green growth projects.VNA