SMEs need better technologies to cut greenhouse gases: experts hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: sggp)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese public agencies should assist local businesses, mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in upgrading their technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions, said experts at an international conference in Hanoi on February 26.

At the event, which reviewed technology demand for climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia, experts from Japan, UK, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and the UK, among others, noted outdated technologies employed by Vietnamese SMEs only increase business costs and pollute the environment.

Vietnam ought to learn about global climate change policies, while studying and selecting suitable solutions for mitigating climate change impacts at home, they said.

The experts agreed to help Vietnamese companies overhaul production technologies, make a technology reference list and define demand for specific technology packages.

Ninh Khac Ban, head of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology’s Department of International Cooperation, said Vietnam has received support from the international community in addressing climate change issues via bilateral and multilateral cooperative projects.

Vietnam is among countries most affected by climate change impacts globally, with its Mekong Delta listed in the top three deltas vulnerable to sea level rises.-VNA