Vietnam joined P4G as a country partner in 2018. The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the P4G National Platform in July 2018 at the National Conference on Sustainable Development. P4G funded nine 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, energy efficiency, and the circular economy. This is evident in partnerships like Prosperous Forests, which improves the livelihoods of coffee farmers through greater transparency and by shortening the coffee value chain. Addressing both energy and circularity, the Greening Cement partnership is using municipal and industrial waste as an alternative fuel for cement production.
For example, the National Platform helped organize Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) Market Development Partnership’s 3-day event in 2020 featuring a focus group discussion, orientation and site visit. As Vietnam’s high economic growth progresses, sustainable practices will enable Vietnam to move toward becoming an upper middle-income country, while protecting its people and environment.
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.