Nguyen Tuan Quang, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, speaks at the event. (Photo courtesy of JICA) HCM City (VNA) – Climate change has become one of the great challenges facing humanity, affecting all aspects of economy, politics, diplomacy as well as global security, Nguyen Tuan Quang, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), has said. He made the statement at a seminar on “Accelerating Business Engagement in the Pathway of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contributions and Net Zero Emissions” held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 30 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the Climate Change Department and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). It aimed to share information and experience in greenhouse gas emission reduction between public agencies and the private sector while … [Read more...] about Seminar seeks to promote private sector’s engagement in greenhouse gas reduction
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Dr Moritz Kraemer Dr Moritz Kraemer, the former Global Chief Ratings Officer of Sovereign Ratings Group at S&P Global and currently the Chief Economist, Head of Research of the Landesbank Baden Wuerttemberg (“LBBW”) bank, shared his view of the country and the current global situation with Vietnam News Agency. The pandemic remains unpredictable, and the world is experiencing strong and unusual economic and political changes, could you share your views on the situation? Yes, the world is in turmoil. A terrifying war in Europe could escalate to the unspeakable any day. The pandemic is still a lingering threat that keeps the world economy, and especially some countries in Asia, at bay. The old model of globalisation is severely tested as erstwhile reliable supply chains are ruptured and seem to refuse to heal. Moreover, as if that was not enough, inflation appears to be getting out of hand in much of the advanced economies as commodity prices soar and labour becomes … [Read more...] about Viet Nam shows ‘seemingly limitless promise’
Children from across Ho Chi Minh City have spent their first few weeks of summer visiting the children’s section of the General Sciences Library, located in downtown District 1, to read in a comfortable environment and participate in a variety of clubs and activities. Nguyen Ngoc Lan, a fifth grader from District 3, has spent nearly the entire week at the library eagerly reading books and participating in the dozens of activities hosted by staff and guests there, including storytelling sessions and advice on choosing new books to read. New books, new activities Lan did not have much love for reading when her mother first brought her to the library, but the time the young girl has spent making new friends and enjoying the library’s activities has turned her into a true bookworm with a particular interest in outer space and comics. Fourth grader Viet Quan and his sister, first grader Huong Thanh, have also been spending their mornings at the library. The siblings are … [Read more...] about A summer of fun and learning for Ho Chi Minh City children
Following the rising global momentum for implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and domestic policy direction towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the seminar gathered key policy makers from relevant ministries, leaders of business associations, key CEOs, managers and representatives from both foreign and domestic enterprises based in Vietnam. More than 100 participants engaged in a vigorous discussion on the private sector’s role in realizing the national climate change targets of Vietnam, including NDC by 2030 and the long-term carbon neutrality direction by 2050. The seminar provided a valuable opportunity for MONRE to inform development partners and business sectors the most recent policy update, direction and regulatory requirements for implementing mitigation including NDC in Vietnam. JICA’s technical cooperation project on “Support for Planning and Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions in Vietnam (SPI-NDC)” also shared with the … [Read more...] about JICA ramps up private sector’s engagement in climate actions in Vietnam
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.