Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 2, 2023 – Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called for international cooperation to mobilize resources for green development in a speech at the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) forum in Dubai on December 2.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh witnessed the handover ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between CT Group and Fairatmos regarding the establishment and strengthening of carbon credit transactions and carbon emission reduction Photo: D.GIANG
The forum was attended by leaders from Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 50 Vietnamese businesses, 120 businesses from the UAE and other countries, and representatives from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The forum was aligned with the Political Declaration on the Establishment of a Just Transition Partnership for Energy, which was announced at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The partnership is funded by a $5 billion commitment from the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Denmark, and Norway.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh spoke at the morning forum. Photo: D. GIANG
In his speech, Prime Minister Chinh said that Vietnam is a developing country with a relatively small economy, but that implies the length of openness for collaborations with international partners to achieve its net-zero target for greenhouse gas emissions.
Emphasizing on upscaling domestic and international resources became the Prime Minister’s utmost priority. “We need to use advanced technology to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. We need to train our workforce to meet the needs of a green economy. And we need to create an enabling environment for investment in green projects.” Said Prime Minister Chinh
GWEC CEO Ben Backwell said that he was impressed by Vietnam’s commitment to green development.
“GWEC has been working with Vietnamese institutions to create a sustainable wind energy industry,” Backwell said. “We have plans to invest and support Vietnam to strengthen its economic resilience in the context of greening, jointly launch policy initiatives with Vietnam, and the investor community is very excited about this.”
One of the initiatives that Prime Minister Chinh announced was a partnership between CT Group and Fairatmos to explore the development of beneficial technologies. Fairatmos will use its technology and expertise to help Vietnam ensure the quality of its carbon projects and meet its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets.
“It is an honor for Fairatmos to be able to contribute directly to creating a greener planet,” said Fairatmos CEO, Natalia Rialucky. “Our first step will be to provide training and education on carbon project operations to CT Group and other stakeholders related to this program.”
The forum was a significant step forward for Vietnam in its efforts to become a leading contributor to a greener planet. The partnership between CT Group and Fairatmos, with the support of the Vietnamese government, has the potential to make a real difference.