Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

More than 200 domestic and foreign delegates are attending the fourth
High-level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (HLS ESC),
which got underway in Hanoi on March 21 within the framework of the East
Asian Environment Ministers’ Meeting (EAS EMM).

The delegate represent for national and local offices, bilateral and
international development agencies, non-governmental organisations, city
networks, private enterprises, academia and community groups.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and
Environment Bui Cach Tuyen said that at the first EAS EMM in Hanoi
in October 2008, the participating ministers agreed to give top priority
to the issue of environmentally sustainable cities in environmental
cooperation of East Asian countries.

The HLS ESC is
the flagship collaborative initiative by 18 East Asia Summit
participating countries (consisting of 10 ASEAN member nations, plus
Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the
US and Russia) to promote concrete activities on environmentally
sustainable cities in the region.

This year’s
two-day event continues offering a high-level and comprehensive forum
for relevant parties to review and discuss prioritised issues on
sustainable urban development in Asia, with the key goals of boosting
new and specific activities between governments, international
organisations, private companies and academia, and expanding cooperation
between cities.-VNA

By vivian