Vietnam joined P4G as a country partner in 2018. As co-chairs, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the P4G National Platform in July 2018. It has since expanded to include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; National Startup Support Center, Ministry of Science and Technology and the embassies of Denmark, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.
P4G has funded 12 partnerships to support Vietnam’s commitment to green growth. Urbanization, industrialization and intensive farming present significant challenges to Vietnam’s environment, leading the country to prioritize partnerships that advance sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency.
This is evident in partnerships like Digitizing Energy, which is working with public utilities in Vietnam to expand residential rooftop solar. Addressing both energy and circularity, the Greening Cement partnership is using municipal and industrial waste as an alternative fuel for cement production. The NP has engaged with the partnership’s workshops bringing together cement sector stakeholders to discuss a viable waste value chain.
The NP has also supported connecting partnerships to relevant stakeholders. For example, it helped organize Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) Market Development Partnership’s 3-day event in 2020 featuring a focus group discussion, orientation and site visit.
I believe that via this forum potential public-private projects in green growth will soon be promoted and deployed, contributing to accelerating progress toward achieving global sustainable development goals by 2030. I am confident that the business community will demonstrate a shared commitment to join the governments in implementing the agenda 2030 for sustainable development.