Vietnam is resolved to change its growth model towards a green economy,
with a Green Growth Strategy to 2020 now under construction, Deputy
Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said at a national meeting on June 3 on
the occasion of the World Environment Day (June 5).
Green economy is the chosen path for development in many countries
worldwide, the Deputy PM said, adding Vietnam has adopted several
policies in this direction, such as a law on economic and effective use
of energy and a strategy promoting cleaner production until 2030.
Hai emphasised the need to reduce exploitation of natural resources,
develop environmentally-friendly industries and increase the use of
renewable energies. He also called on each people to adopt a green
lifestyle to help protect the environment.
year’s World Environment Day takes the theme of “Green Economy: Does it
include you.” In respond to this day and the 2012 International Year of
Sustainable Energy for All, the Ministry of Natural Resources and
Environment, the General Confederation of Labour and the Quang Ninh
provincial People’s Committee jointly held the June 3 meeting in Quang
Ninh’s Ha Long City.
Following the meeting, the guests joined local people in planting trees at the dumping ground of Ha Tu Coal Mining Company-VNA