Low-carbon development is the core issue of the National Green Growth Strategy, heard a seminar.

Vietnam wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8-10 percent during the 2011-2020 period.

To realise the goal, experts are gathering at a seminar which opened on October 24 in the Red River Delta province of Thai Binh to share experiences in the field, and talk about the linkage between the strategy and the country’s poverty reduction target.

Based on this, experts will work out plans and design an action programme to speed up the implementation of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), for which Vietnam is chosen as one of the four nations to carry out the project.

Co-organised by Vietnam’s Central Institute for Economic Management, the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the German organisations Green ID and Bread for the World, the seminar will run until October 26.-VNA