DuPont recently collaborated with the Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES) of Vietnam National University in Hanoi, to organize the 2nd National Workshop on the Environment and Sustainable Development. The focus of the workshop was on how to collaborate and translate policies into action plans for a sustainable Vietnam.

More than 150 participants from government agencies, universities, research centers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attended the workshop. Speakers included government officials from the Sustainable Development Office of Ministry of Planning and Investment; the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Office; and the Natural Resources and Environment Department of Thai Nguyen province. More than 40 scientific reports and presentations on sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and climate change were received and shared.

Read more: Sharing DuPont’s Sustainability Journey In Vietnam


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has proposed initiatives to deal with economic and global development issues, helping to build G20 institutions and global governance mechanisms, in line with the interests of the newly emerging and developing economies.

PM Dung and G20 leaders attended the G20 summit’s plenary sessions in Seoul on November 12.

At the plenary session on the theme “Shared Growth beyond the Crisis”, PM Dung, G20 leaders and representatives from international organisations focused their discussions on the world economy, the framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth, reforms of international institutions and financial regulations, the global financial system, climate change, and green growth.

Read more: Vietnam makes positive contributions to G20 Seoul Summit



Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a reception in Hanoi on November 9 for the Netherlands’ former Minister of Agriculture, Professor Veer Man, who has just become an advisor to the government of Vietnam on implementing the national target programme to cope with climate change and sea level rise.Vietnam is one of the five nations which is expected to hardest hit by climate change and rising sea levels. The Vietnamese government considers a major challenge for sustainable development and approved a national target programme to cope with the issues.

Read more: Vietnam, Netherlands cooperate in coping with climate change and sea level rise


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