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Summary of ASOEN Vietnam activities in 2020


     On 17th December 2020, the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) organized the seminar on review of ASOEN Vietnam’s cooperation activities in 2020 to evaluate Việt Nam’s cooperation activities in the past year and propose solutions to increase performance of ASOEN Vietnam in the coming time. Attending the Seminar were Mr. Nguyễn Văn Tài, ASOEN Vietnam Chairman, Director General of VEA, representatives of ASOEN Vietnam Working Groups and related units under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

     Speaking at the opening of the Seminar, Mr. Nguyễn Văn Tài said ASEAN’s cooperation in the field of environment is increasingly interested in member countries. In 2020, in the difficult context of COVID-19 epidemic, ASEAN member countries joined hands to implement solutions to minimize the impacts of the epidemic while continuing to work closely to solve prioritized environmental problems in the region such as: Climate change, marine and coastal environment, chemicals and wastes, water resources management, environmental education, city of environmental sustainability, nature and biodiversity conservation.

     2020 was also the first year that Việt Nam concurrently undertook the mission of the ASEAN Chairmanship Year and the Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council. Việt Nam has undertaken the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship Year with the theme “ASEAN’s cohesion and proactive adaptation” in a context requiring new skills and creativity unprecedented by ASEAN and the world.

Participants at the seminar

     Fulfilling the responsibilities of the ASEAN Chairmanship, Việt Nam has successfully organized many important online meetings and conferences. ASOEN Việt Nam has also actively promoted the implementation of cooperation activities, actively contributing to regional activities and the success of the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship Year.
     At the seminar, representatives of ASOEN Vietnam Office evaluated the results achieved in 2020 of the ASOEN Vietnam Working Group, specifically: ASOEN Vietnam has actively and fully participated in the regional and national activities such as sending representatives to key meetings in the framework of ASEAN environmental cooperation, including: ASOEN Working Group, 31st Meeting of ASOEN and other related meetings; participating in the development of and comment on ASEAN environmental cooperation documents (ASEAN Framework of Action on Marine Debris; ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the UNFCCC COP26; ASEAN Joint Statement on Biodiversity Conservation to the CBD COP15); drafting ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Strategic Framework for the period of 2021 - 2025 ...

     It is expected that in 2021, ASOEN Vietnam will focus on implementing the following tasks: Promote activities within the framework of 7 ASEAN Working Groups on Environment such as climate change, environmental education, city of environmental sustainability, chemicals and wastes, nature and biodiversity conservation, water resources management...; participate in the development of ASEAN cooperation documents expected to be submitted to the high level for approval in 2021, including: Draft ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the UNFCCC COP26; Draft ASEAN Joint Statement on Biodiversity Conservation to the CBD COP15; Draft ASEAN Joint Statement on Chemicals and Wastes to the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions...

     Along with that, continue to participate in activities within the framework of environmental cooperation with ASEAN+3, East Asia, partner countries and international organizations; cooperate closely with Japan and other member countries to implement ASEAN-Japan cooperation activities and projects on environment, climate change and marine wastes; implement ASEAN environmental cooperation activities, especially with Norway, Germany, EU, GIZ, PEMSEA.

     In addition, ASOEN Vietnam will review and propose to promulgate a Regulation on the Organization of ASEAN Environmental Awards in Việt Nam, including: Awards for Cities of Environmental Sustainability; Awards for ASEAN Ecological Schools; Awards for ASEAN Youth for Environment.

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