HANOI, 16th February, 2023 (WAM) -- Vietnam needs to step up the approval of big projects and those supporting green growth in order to achieve the target of carbon neutrality by 2050, state news agency (VNA) quoted Kazuo Kusakabe, Chief Representative of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in Hanoi, as saying.
Speaking at a forum on measures to boost post-COVID-19 cooperation between Vietnam and Japan towards green growth organised by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Kusakabe said climate change is a challenge for the world, including Vietnam.
CIEM Director Tran Thi Hong Minh said, "As one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, Vietnam has been proactive in proposing many solutions to minimise the impacts of climate change, including its commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the UK."
To solve challenges related to climate change, Vietnam has carried out cooperation programmes with Japan, especially in terms of green growth, Minh said, noting that these activities have produced many important results, especially in the fields of investment, import-export, sustainable infrastructure development, and human resource development.
Participants at the forum discussed and analysed new domestic and international trends and motivations to promote green growth efforts in Vietnam. They also proposed recommendations to further expand cooperation between the two countries.