A workshop themed “Sustainable consumption in Vietnam- small actions, great changes” took place in Hanoi on April 14, focusing on measures to promote sustainable consumption practices across the country.

The event is part of the GetGreen Vietnam project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Dutch Delft University of Technology, the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre and the Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam .

According to the Ambassador-Head of the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam , Franz Jessen, the project aims to change consumption practices in Asia and targets consumers and relevant non-governmental organisations.

GetGreen project helps generate higher demand for sustainable products thus enhancing small- and medium-sized enterprises’ supply capacity, said Franz.

Since October 2014, the project has trained over 1,000 people to call on consumers to change their habits and lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Dr. Marcel Crul, coordinator of the project, said those trained have contributed to improving the environment in Vietnam by practicing sustainable consumption practices.

A handbook with over 75 instructions was developed to benefit consumers.

Additionally, as many as 16 co-creative working sessions among consumption groups and 16 enterprises operating in tourism, food and travel were organised with the aim to share ideas for sustainable products and services.-VNA