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Saturday, October 21 2017
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Date 08/09/2017-12:49:00 PM
Promotion of the MPI - GGGI partnership
(MPI) – On September 6th 2017, at the headquarters of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Seoul, Korea, Minister of the MPI Nguyen Chi Dung and Director - General of the GGGI Frank Rijsberman signed the Memorandum of Understanding in order to promote the partnership between the MPI and GGGI.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung and DR. Frank Rijsberman at the signing ceremony. Photo: MPI

The MoU further strengthens the partnership between GGGI and MPI, and formalizes a framework of cooperation to promote programs as well as joint activities on green growth in Viet Nam. This will include a range of areas including working with Viet Nam on national and local level green growth planning; green growth capacity building and knowledge sharing; fostering green growth policy options and the implementation of Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy.

Dr. Frank Rijsberman said that “GGGI is very encouraged to support Viet Nam to develop its fast growing economy in a way that is environmentally sustainable, and provides new, greener opportunities that benefit all Vietnamese”. GGGI in coordination with the MPI have developed theInvestment Guidelines for Green Growth in Vietnamto provide a methodology and tools for ministries and provinces to mainstream green growth into all public-sector financing decisions. This work has also been used to mainstream green growth into Viet Nam’s five-year socio economic development plan (SEDP 2016-2020).

Last year, GGGI and MPI signed the 5 yearViet Nam Country Planning Framework (CPF)which guides collaborative work on mainstreaming green growth objectives into Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy and plans, strengthening green growth coordination, and increasing financing for green growth.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of the MPI Nguyen Chi Dung noted Vietnam’s appreciation for the support GGGI provides, and proposed continued collaboration on raising green growth awareness; integrating green growth into the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs); further mobilizing the private resources for Viet Nam green growth implementation as well as expanding GGGI activities in provinces, especially in the Mekong Delta.

Through the MoU, GGGI and MPI have further committed to work together with the Vietnam Government to formulate and implement green growth plans in Vietnam.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung giving a souvenir present to Howards Bamsey. Photo: MPI

In the same day, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung had a meeting with Executive Director of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Howards Bamsey. The Minister highly appreciated the GCF’s assistances of US$ 29.5 million for “Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam” with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Vietnam hoped to effectively implement this project to become a replication model and attract private investment. He suggested GCF to closely coordinate with the MPI of Vietnam and related ministries, branches to develop and support Vietnam – GCF Cooperation Strategy with the commitment under the priority project portfolio.

Minister asked GCF to continue supporting Vietnam in such fields as low emission, cope with climate change, energy efficiency improvement for energy intensive industries, supporting large-scale adaption efforts in key economic regions: Mekong river delta, Red river delta, Northern mountainous.

Under the witness of the Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, Mr. Pham Hoang Mai, Director General of Department for Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment and Mr. Howard Bamsey, Executive Director of GCF signed the Agreement worth US$ 299.624 for “Support for the ready preparation of GCF for strengthening capacity of Vietnam’s NDA”./.

Nguyen Huong
Ministry of Planning and Investment

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