Speech at the green economy forum, with the National Council for sustainable development
Speaker: Setsuko Yamazaki, UNDP Country Director
Date: Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Event: Green economy forum, with the National Council for sustainable development
Your Excellency, Dr. Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, Deputy Prime Minister;
Mr Nguyen The Phuong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment;
Distinguished members of the National Council for Sustainable Development;
Distinguished participants from central and local agencies;
Excellencies ambassadors and colleagues from the international community;
Ladies and gentlemen;
In just over six months, the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development – or Rio+20 as it is also known – will take place in Brazil. This will be a historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all of us.
The preparation of Viet Nam’s green growth strategy also underway, and so the forum today on a green economy is indeed very timely. I would like to thank the National Council for Sustainable Development and MPI for giving me the opportunity to address it.
Viet Nam has made important progress on the sustainable development front over the past 20 years. The Strategic Orientation toward Sustainable Development, or Viet Nam Agenda 21, was adopted in 2004. Furthermore, the Climate Change Strategy was approved two weeks ago, and the Government is developing a green growth strategy of which a framework has been presented to development partners on November 29. This will provide a sound framework to deal with the impacts of climate change while contributing to global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The National Council for Sustainable Development and the Government are to be congratulated for these achievements.
At the first Earth Summit in 1992 countries adopted Agenda 21 – a blueprint to advance social equity and to ensure environmental protection. However, the world has changed dramatically since then.
Global warming has underlined the need for the international community to change our dependency on fossil fuels, and as a result greening of the economy has gained momentum. Historically, global warming was caused by fossil fuel consumption in developed nations. Yet the world can only avoid dangerous climate change if developing countries also limit their greenhouse gas emissions growth and after some years start reducing emissions.
It is against this background that the governments of the world, international institutions and representatives of NGOs and businesses, labour unions and various social groups will come together in Rio de Janeiro. Countries will try to agree on smart measures that can reduce poverty while promoting decent and green jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of natural resources. Green growth can act as a bridge to the future in which economic progress, sound environmental management, inclusive social development and climate change will all be addressed.
In fact, green growth is a development pathway that can enable Viet Nam to ensure sustainable development. As a middle-income country, Viet Nam is facing a number of new challenges if it is to maintain economic growth and ensure social equity. It is important that Viet Nam invests in protecting its natural resources, such as forests, to ensure that they deliver ecosystem services. Furthermore, green growth must help improve labour productivity, and raise wages and living standards.
Viet Nam has already taken the first steps in the right direction. For instance, sustainable development has been successfully mainstreamed in Social Economic Development plans, and sustainable development is a guiding principle in the next ten-year Socio-economic Development Strategy.
Viet Nam has experienced nearly two decades of unprecedented growth which has led to remarkable improvements in overall economic and social wellbeing as well as success in achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals, the MDGs. However, to fully achieve all MDGs greater attention needs to be placed on key targets under MDG 7 that are still lagging behind, such as water supply and sanitation and the carbon intensity of growth, that is CO2 emissions per unit GDP.
The National Green Growth Strategy will enable Viet Nam to mobilize public and private financial resources and technology, especially in the context of international climate change agreements. Enhanced international assistance on climate change will help improve energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy, and reduce water and air pollution. It will also enable the forest protection and increase agricultural productivity. In addition, Viet Nam will increase opportunities to develop highly qualified human resources, as innovative technologies and research and development are essential for long term sustained green growth..
Ladies and gentlemen,
Viet Nam will need to continue balancing economic goals with social, human and environmental development. Development has to improve the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. The UN in Viet Nam stands ready to assist Viet Nam to improve the quality of growth and achieve a gradual transformation of the economic structure, to protect the environment and to restore natural capital. This is the only way to achieve a sustainable future for all Vietnamese citizens.
In closing, let me quote the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who, when speaking about the upcoming Earth Summit, said that: “Rio+20 will be one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time. At Rio, our vision must be clear: a sustainable green economy that protects the health of the environment while supporting achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through growth in income, decent work and poverty eradication.”
I wish you fruitful discussions.
Xin Cam On va Chuc Suc Khoe!
- #SDG4: QUALITY EDUCATION - 08 days to Rio 2016 (português abaixo) "When you are part of the troop you don't notice somethings because you are in service, take your gun and go for your task. But at the administration I saw some policemen suffering with serious problems. The professionals are always judged by public opinion, but also need a more caring look at them. Three years ago, I started a campaign to collect adult diapers for a police officer who was shot and became paraplegic. After a lot of mobilization, we got almost a ton of diapers! (...) Education for me is the basis of everything. I have always searched to compementary income so that my children could study in good schools. They know what is the reality. When I take them to a handicapped friend, they see how life could be harder. Thank God I'm fine and, while I´m good, I'll keep doing good to others." – Lieutenant Silva, 52 years old ---- #ODS4: EDUCAÇÃO DE QUALIDADE - 08 dias para as Olímpiadas "Quando você é parte da tropa acaba não reparando, porque você entra em serviço, pega sua arma e vai cumprir sua etapa. Mas, na administração, vi que alguns policiais sofriam com problemas graves. Os profissionais são sempre muito julgados pela opinião pública, mas também precisam de um olhar mais cuidadoso sobre eles. Há três anos, comecei uma campanha para arrecadar fraldas geriátricas para um policial que foi baleado e ficou paraplégico. Após muita mobilização, conseguimos quase uma tonelada de fraldas! (...) Educação para mim é base de tudo. Sempre busquei complementar minha renda para que minhas filhas pudessem estudar em boas escolas. Elas sabem o que é a realidade. Quando as levo à casa de um colega cadeirante, elas vêem o quanto a vida poderia ser mais difícil. Graças a Deus estou bem e, enquanto estiver bem, vou continuar fazendo o bem." – Tenente da Silva, 52 anos #humansofrio #humansofmyworld #rio2016 PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDPUNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean SDG Action Campaign 43 minutes ago
- GET 21 USD DOLLAR FREE TILL DATE 31-7-2016 AND EARN UNLIMITED MONEY FROM ANDROID MOBILE WITH OUT INVESTMENT 100% FREE APPLICATION KNOW AS CHAMPCASH. 1.OPEN PLAYSTORE ON YOUR ANDROID MOBILE TYPE CHAMPCASH INSTALL IT. 2.PUT REFF ID ..............2369328........ 3.INSTALL ALL APPLICATIONS 1 BY 1 AS GIVEN THERE ACCORDINGLY. 4.YOU WILL GET A LIST OF MAXIMUM 10 APP TO INSTALL AS SOON AS YOU COMPLETE THIS PROCESS YOUR CHAMPCASH APP WILL OPEN AND YOUR REFF ID WILL GET ACTIVE AND YOU GET 1$ BONUS. 5.THEN GO TO INVITE AND EARN AND START REFF OTHERS. 6.WE GET PAYMENT IN 3 WAYS 1.BANK ACCOUNT REDEEM IS MIN 10$. 2.RECHARGE LEAVING THE BONUS AMOUNT 1$ .MAX 50RS RECHARGE PER DAY. 3.WORLDS 1ST COMPANY WITH 100% FREE WITHOUT INVESTNMENT CONCEPT . NO LIABILITY NO MONEY ROTATION NO PRODUCT SELLING HOW DOES THE COMPANY GIVES MONEY WITHOUT TAKING ANY INVESTMENT ? ITS IS GENERATING MONEY FROM THE ADVERTISER WHICH YOU INSTALL ON YOUR MOBILES PUT REFF ID 2369328 ......... CALL OR WHATSAPP ............. Earn More Panel : ... Features : 1. You Will Earn Every time you Install App. 2. You will Earn Every time Your Team Members Install Any App. 3. You can redeem it Instantly. 4. You can Earn a Fixed Income through Earn More Panel. 5. We are First Company in World Who is Giving Re-Purchasing Income From team without Any investment. How Much You can Earn Through Earn More : Suppose You Have Team of 5000 Persons upto 7 levels and if 5000 persons installs 2 apps per week And if You gets Rs. 1 Per Person then You can Earn Rs. 10,000 Per week Very Easily. Apps Per Week : 2 Team : 5000 Persons Earning Per Person (Eg) for 2 Apps: Rs 2 Income Per Week : 5000x2 = Rs 10,000 Income Per Month : Rs. 40,000 ------------------------------------ Champcash Full Plan Powerpoint PPT in English : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JS00lJgijXRkRxdHJrYXJVdms/view?usp=sharing ------------------------------- Champcash Full Plan Powerpoint PPT in Hindi : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JS00lJgijXbHRTUlRGOURQOVE/view?usp=sharing Visit : http://champcash.com/2369328 Sponsor ID : 2369328 My what's app number is +91 9855022602 2 hours ago
- "See more posts on"Facebook