Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc speaks at the workshop (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – An international workshop was opened in the central city of Da Nang on January 14 to gain an insight into the Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative on Energy, Environment and Ecosystem (3E) Nexus for Sustainable Development.

The third annual function, following the previous workshops in the Maldives and Indonesia, attracted 40 scientists, officials and relevant individuals and organisations in the region.

They shed light on climate change impacts and mitigation in Asian-Pacific countries, the promotion of green growth and a low-carbon society based on the integration of 3E, the economy and tools to implement climate change agreements, and the increase of cooperation among regional organisations and scientists to develop low-carbon and climate change-resilient societies.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc said climate change is a multidimensional issue facing all nations, and related matters must be solved through countries’ cooperation in resources, knowledge and technology sharing.

The two-day workshop is a good chance to jointly take actions, capitalise on opportunities and weather challenges to realise the Paris Agreement on climate change, issued at the recent 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Vietnam, one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, has been a proactive player in coping with that global phenomenon, as evidenced by national policies and measures on greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation over the last decades, the official said.

The 3E Nexus initiative was initiated by the Integrated Research System for Sustainable Science at Japan’s University of Tokyo.

The workshop is an important forum for scientists, officials, and relevant individuals and organisations to discuss and seek cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals in Asia.-VNA