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Sep 30, 2023 / 23:13

The Green Economy Forum 2023 to take place in November

The activity will demonstrate the strength of European-Vietnamese cooperation and pave the way for a successful green transition.

The Green Economy Forum (GEF) 2023 will take place on November 2 in Hanoi, to strengthen cooperation for the green growth of Vietnam.

Delegates at GEF 2023 press briefing. Photo: EuroCham

According to the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), the Green Economy Forum will be held in cooperation with Team Europe partners, including the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, the EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee, all nine European business associations affiliated with EuroCham Vietnam, and a number of European countries.

The event will feature insightful sustainability dialogues, a high-level plenary session and comprehensive conference sessions, bringing together business leaders, policymakers and sustainability advocates from Europe and Vietnam, EuroCham said.

At the press conference on September 28, the newly appointed Ambassador of the European Union to Vietnam, Julien Guerrier, highlighted the importance of the Green Economy Forum as a symbol of the ongoing cooperation between Europe and Vietnam.

He believed such initiatives paved the way for a successful green transition and demonstrated the strength of cooperation between Europe and Vietnam.

Christoph Prommersberger, Deputy Head of Mission at the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam, shared his insights on Vietnam's sustainability goals for 2050. Drawing on Europe's experience, he highlighted the challenges of translating commitments into actionable results.

He noted the key role of the business community in the green transition, especially in navigating new EU green regulations such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). With these considerations in mind, the Green Economy Forum is positioned to provide Vietnam and its businesses with the necessary resources to meet and adapt to evolving global standards.

Dominik Meichle, Vice Chairman of EuroCham, noted that with the combined efforts of Team Europe and EuroCham, there is a shared vision and cooperation. It is about moving together towards a more sustainable future and fostering synergies between European and Vietnamese businesses.

Stuart Livesey, EuroCham Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC), provided a comprehensive overview of the event. He explained its significance and outlined its value proposition to participants, highlighting how it can empower participants to navigate the green transition with confidence and insight.