VGP –The National Conference on Sustainable
Development will be held in Ha Noi on September 12 with three key topics
namely, sharing economy, public-private cooperation and human resource
The event is held by the National Council for
Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Improvement in coordination with
the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the World Bank.
The participants, including Government leaders and
business representatives, are expected to to discuss aspects of sustainable
development to help Viet Nam achieve the Agenda 2030 goals in the next
The proposals of the conference will serve as input
for the Government to design the 2021-2030 socio-economic development
“Circular economy” is considered the key to address
the relation between growth and environmental protection, according to
Nguyen Quang Vinh, VCCI Secretary-General and Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam
Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD).
Vinh said the economic model brings about not only
economic profits but also social values and businesses need to join hands
with the Government to build green economy.
The matter is that Viet Nam lacks legal regulations
on circular economy and this requires stronger involvement of State
agencies, Vinh added.
Founded in 2016, the VBCSD launched a program to
support circular economy among businesses, starting from awareness
Last year, the VBCSD deployed the first project
“Zero Waste to Nature” in Ho Chi Minh City with aim to address issues
arising from plastic waste, build a road map to form and promote sustainable
business models; develop a cyclical-oriented value chain as well as policy
recommendations to facilitate the rollout of the circular economy in Viet
Vinh said the initiative will be expanded to Ha Noi
capital and the central city of Da Nang in the coming time.
He suggested that Viet Nam needs to review legal
regulations on support for businesses to implement circular economy and work
towards the adoption of a law on circular economy./.