The People’s Committee of the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh held a forum on June 12 in Ha Long city to discuss environmental challenges and climate change.

Discussions focused on cooperation and experiences in protecting the environment, coping with climate change, applying advanced technologies and using renewable energy.

Participants also discussed the advantages and difficulties of the province’s businesses while adapting the 2014 Law on Environmental Protection.

Addressing the event, editor-in-chief of the Natural Sources and Environment newspaper Hoang Van Thanh said the forum offers a chance for local governments, lawmakers and businesses to seek sustainable economic development.

In recent years, Quang Ninh has seen remarkable development achievements but is also facing great challenges, especially in environmental protection and sustainable development, including rapid urbanisation and industrialisation and rising sea levels.

The province is working quickly to adapt the National Strategy for Green Growth for 2011-2020 with a vision to 2050./.