Vietnam, ROK enhance environmental cooperation

Thursday, 2021-09-16 10:15:56
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Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha and Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Han Jeoung-ae discussed environmental cooperation programmes between the two countries during their online talks on September 15.

They touched upon cooperation in emission trading system, water resources, personnel training and book publishing, among others.

Ha expressed his hope for stronger cooperation and more support from the ROK in such spheres as waste management, and circular and green economy.

He also proposed collaboration in designing and building an exhibition centre of Vietnam nature and biodiversity, and restoring polluted sections of the Red River in Vietnam.

Vietnam wants to learn from the ROK's experience in calculating emission peaks and solutions to achieve carbon neutrality, Ha said, adding that his ministry is drawing up a project on developing the Vietnamese carbon market, which is scheduled to be submitted to the Prime Minister next month.

He called on the ROK ministry to help Vietnam improve capacity of management agencies in greenhouse gas inventory, the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions and the management of ozone-depleting substances.

For her part, Han said his agency stands ready to cooperate with the Vietnamese ministry in environmental matters, and share its experience and technologies in water resources exploitation and utilisation, air pollution settlement and waste treatment.