ASEM conference on climate change response to be held in Can Tho
17:08 | 30/05/2018

VGP - The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) conference on climate change response toward sustainable development  will be held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 19-20.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and other ASEM co-founders will hold  the event.

This is the most important inter- regional event in the framework of ASEM hosted by Viet Nam in 2018. At present, there are other co- sponsors, including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Myanmar and the Netherlands. The conference is the first initiative on climate change response toward sustainable development in the third decade of cooperation of the ASEM. 

Through this event, ministries, departments and localities will have opportunity to exchange experience, promote co-operation and take advantage of the support of 53 Asian- European partners contributing to the effectiveness of the implementation of the Government’s Resolution on sustainable development adaptable with climate change in the Mekong Delta.

In addition, participants will  share experience in climate change adaptation capacity from Asian and European nations, while evaluating the role and participation of relevant parties in the work and proposing plans to promote the Asia-Europe climate partnership. 

It will also help increase Viet Nam’s position in ASEM, contributing to the common concern of ASEM members and international effort in response to climate change.

The event  is expected to draw 180 delegates from 53 ASEM member states and international organisations. 

The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the leaders of the city have co-ordinated in preparing the conference, including facilities, transport, field sites on climate change adaptation in localities, reception, logistics, medical services, security, and so on.

Viet Nam joined the forum in 1996. The country organised the 5th ASEM Summit in 2004, and economic ministers’ meeting (2001), information-technology ministers’ meeting (2006), foreign and education ministers’ meetings (2009) and labour ministers’ meeting (2012).

By Vien Nhu

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