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Monday, 12 March 2012

Workshop formulates policy framework for Green Industry in Viet Nam

HANOI, 12 March 2012 –  A workshop organized by the Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency, Ministry of Industry and Trade formulates a policy framework on Green Industry with the technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The workshop is part of project funded by the One Plan Fund of the United Nations in Viet Nam on promoting sustainable industrial development.

At the workshop, UNIDO national experts presented initial results from the three trial pilots for scaling up and mainstreaming Green Industry concepts and practices in the steel sector in Hoi An. An ongoing action plan was recommended for Hoi An People’s Committee as an effort to build the city the first eco-town in Viet Nam. Besides, project’s experts also proposed an industrial cluster model and two technical waste water/ gas emission treatment systems in Binh Yen aluminum recycling village, Nam Dinh Province.

These positive outcomes not only triggered greening in each industrial sector but also took an important role in policy framework creation to foster green industry development. A summary report entitled “Green Industry Policy Framework” was distributed for multi-stakeholder consultation. Some of specific guiding targets recommended to MOIT include 3.5% annual improvement rate of resource productivity from 2015 onward, 7% annual reduction rate of waste and emission intensity from 2015 onward and a green industry award achieved by some 5,000 SMEs in Viet Nam by 2020. To implement specific sectoral green industry, environmental costs and benefits scenario were analyzed in steel and textile sectors enabling potential green chances for specific sectors.  

Energetic discussion contributed fruitfully in the first draft of Green Industry Policy Framework thanks to sharp comments from delegates of Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Planning and Investment and other ministries, local authorities, international organizations, associations, institutes and businesses.  

Green Industry is UNIDO’s organization-wide strategic priority consisting of two-pronged approach for achieving green growth in the manufacturing and associated productive sectors including the greening of industry and the creating green environmental goods and services industries. In Viet Nam, The Green Industry policy is expected to be an important input to two of the three main pillars under the Green Growth Strategy being developed by the Government.

For more information, please contact:

Tu Binh Minh, Dr, Project Coordinator,
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Email: tubinhminh@gmail.com Mobile : +84-989513236
Green Industry Project Office,  
No. 52 Yet Kieu Lane, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam