Kick-off Conference National action plan on circular economy

Wednesday, 29/06/2022 10:00
(CPV) - On June 28th, 2022, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment organized the “Kick-off Conference - National action plan on circular economy” with participation of government leaders, representatives of development partners, Ambassadors, representatives of enterprises, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, research institutes and leading experts on circular economy.

At the Conference national and international partners exchanged successful circular economy (CE) models from the region and globally, with the intention of  identifying suitable models that can be applied in Viet Nam. The Forum provided an important opportunity for all parties to exchange ideas and prioritize mechanisms, and policies to promote CE models and strengthen cooperation and mobilization of resources, especially from the private sector, for the development and implementation of the CE model in Viet Nam.

Beyond the plenary session, the Conference included thematic sessions focusing on the following issues: (i) Promoting cooperation in CE through establishment of network of partners, knowledge sharing; (ii) Financing and green technologies; (iii) Circular economy in practice and (iv) Promoting CE approach to reduce adverse effects of plastic pollution to health. At the Forum, nearly 20 exhibition booths  present to participants the demonstration of CE concepts, approaches and successful models.


“Article 142 of the Law on Environmental Protection, adopted by the National Assembly on November 17, 2020, clearly states that Ministries, ministerial-level agencies, and provincial People's Committees shall incorporate circular economy immediately at the stage of formulating a development strategy, planning, plan, program, and project; managing, reusing and recycling waste; every production, business and service establishments shall establish a management system and take measures to reduce extraction of natural resources, reduce waste and increase waste recycling and reuse from setting up a project and designing a product or goods to  production and distribution.” Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha stated.

 Photo: UNDP

"Circular Economy is an economic opportunity for Viet Nam and investing in governance systems, developing strong institutions and policies, fostering sustainable business and bypassing pollutive industries will help Viet Nam rebound to the green economy of the future. We believe that by joining our collective efforts, openly sharing data and knowledge, will help to shift mindsets, and frame and adopt a narrative around a Circular Economy that is tailored to the needs, the history, and the ambitions of the people of Viet Nam. We are therefore delighted to launch today the Viet Nam Circular Economy Hub, together with MONRE and our development partners,” said Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam.

Circular economy requires close collaboration between companies, customers, supply chain and players along the value chains. The joints efforts and collaboration between MONRE and Thailand Supply Chain Network in making this event a reality is a clear example.  Thai businesses are willing and working together with Vietnamese counterparts to promote more circular economy in practices. Our goal is to grow together and working toward future sustainability.  I believe that this will be an important part of greater sustainability and achievement of Net Zero goal in the future.” said Mr Roongrote Rangsiyopash, Chairman and CEO of SCG./.

Khac Kien