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Result of the 7th Meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Study Group for Cooperation Activities on Environmental Management and Joint Workshop on Enhancement of Environmental Management Capacity in Vietnam

December 22, 2011

The MOE of Japan held the above-mentioned meeting and workshop with the Institute of Science for Environmental Management (ISEM), the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the 22nd and 23rd of November, 2011 (venue: Fortuna Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam).

In the meetings of the joint study group, they reported and discussed as follows.

  • Vietnamese side reported on development situation of introducing Vietnamese ETV system and progress situation on clarification of the segregation of duties concerning environmental technology evaluation and environmental management in the government of Vietnam.
  • Vietnamese side made a progress report on analysis on the Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund and made a discussion with Japanese experts for its operational improvement.
  • Japanese side proposed to hold the 8th Meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Study Group for Cooperation Activities in Tokyo in March, 2012, and they came to agreement.
  • Vietnamese side explained the outline of the latest trend on legislative systems for environmental management.

In the workshop, they made presentations and shared common awareness with participants as follows.

  • Vietnamese side introduced their national project on the environmental technology evaluation system and human resource development to participants.
  • Japanese side reported on progress of the field study at model factories in Thai Nguyen Province.
  • Japanese side made a presentation of specific example of the efforts for realizing effective environmental management using "packaged policy approach" in Japanese local authority.
  • The panel discussion entitled "Strengthening mechanisms for effective environmental management by central, local governments and agencies of Vietnam" was held and the effectiveness of awareness-raising by actors, strengthening of human resource development, and utilization of environmental management tools were pointed out as a conclusion.

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