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Hanoi (VNA) – The 2016 Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Summit to be held in Denmark in this June will focus on energy, urban development and natural resources, said 3GF Special Envoy Geert Aagaard Andersen.

Informing the media about the agenda at a summit in Hanoi on March 8 during his working visit to Vietnam from March 7-9, Geert stressed that the summit will scrutinise how to reduce emissions in the energy field, ways to promote sustainability in urban areas, and solutions to reduce water usage and the loss of forest areas.

He highlighted long-lasting cooperation in green growth between Vietnam and Denmark, and mentioned Vietnam’s national strategy of green growth.

Through 3GF, Denmark hopes to share its experience and achievements in the field with countries participating in the forum, he stressed.

According to the special envoy, the Danish Government and 3FG member nations, along with many enterprises, are deeply concerned about ways to use energy sparingly and effectively, cleaning up agricultural land to produce cleaner farm products, reusing waste for economic development and developing renewable energy sources.

Sharing the results of his working session with representatives from the Vietnamese Ministries of Natural Resources and Environment and Construction, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Geert said leaders of the three agencies have deep concerns about the environment and want to attend the event.

In November, Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food and Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed a memorandum of understanding to recognise Vietnam as the eighth core member of 3GF. Vietnam is now the only ASEAN country in the forum. The other members are Denmark, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Mexico, China, Kenya, Qatar and Ethiopia.

In the 2014 3GF summit, the Vietnamese delegation played a key role in developing the initiative “Race to the Top” on creating s ustainable apparel value chains , which was piloted in Vietnam under the form of public-private cooperation.

Vietnam and Denmark established their strategic partnership in 2011 surrounding climate change, environment, energy and green growth.

The countries have initiated long-term dialogues on lowering carbon emissions and funded the National Target Programme on Energy Conservation and Efficient Use in Vietnam, aiming to reduce energy consumption in Vietnam by 5-8 percent.-VNA