Volunteers collect waste and polystyrenes on an island in Ha Long Bay (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment and the Asian Development Bank recently held a workshop to launch a technical assistance project for countries in Asia-Pacific, including Vietnam, to achieve sustainable development goals in the environmental sector.

The project aims to enhance capacity to implement and monitor environmental sustainable development targets.

In Vietnam, the project focuses on reviewing environmental indicators and identifying financial resources for the country’s natural resources and environment sector. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations was adopted at the UN Summit from September 25-27, 2015, in New York, the US, with 17 sustainable development goals and 169 criteria. Global sustainable development goals and criteria differ for each nation and depend on their priorities and policies.

In Vietnam, the national action plan for the implementation of the UN agenda was issued by the Government on May 10, 2017, with 17 targets and 115 criteria.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment was tasked to coordinate with ministries, agencies and localities in implementing the plan.
Various ministries, the State Bank of Vietnam and 22 provinces have promulgated action plans to carry out the agenda.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is building an action plan to realise sustainable development goals in Vietnam. 

The draft plan has been basically completed, defining common targets and an implementation roadmap.-VNA