Viet Nam Circular Economy Forum 2023

Vietnam Circular Economy Forum 2023: Developing a National Action Plan to implement circular economy

Event type: Forum

Time: November 16, 2023,, 8:00 – 17:00 (GMT +7)

Organising body: ISPONRE

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, 08 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem, Ha Noi

Registration link: Diễn đàn Kinh tế tuần hoàn Việt Nam 2023/Viet Nam Circular Economy Forum 2023 (google.com)

Letter of invitation for exhibition: here

Exhibition information: here

The CE Forum 2023 aims to bring all stakeholders (i.e. high-level Government officials, enterprises, NGOs, development partners, and embassies) to discuss the pathway to implement the NAPCE to attain the NDC targets of Viet Nam. CE Exhibition will be organized in parallel with the forum which presents the showcases on best practices for CE at the international, regional, and national level.

Circular business models represent fundamentally different ways of producing and consuming goods and services. They have the potential to drive the transition towards a more resource-efficient and circular economy and, in doing so, significantly reduce the environmental pressure resulting from economic activity. Circular business models, by closing resource loops and by slowing and narrowing resource flows, can reduce the environmental footprint of economic production and consumption (OECD, 2018).

The Law on Environmental Protection (Environmental Protection) passed by the National Assembly on November 17, 2020 clearly stated, “Circular economy is an economic model in which design, production, consumption and services to reduce the exploitation of raw materials, extend product life cycles, limit waste generated and minimize negative impacts on the environment” (Article 142). Decree No. 08/2022/NDCP dated January 10, 2022 of the Government detailing a number of articles of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 stipulates criteria, roadmap and mechanism to encourage the development of the circular economy. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is responsible for presiding over and coordinating with ministries, ministerial-level agencies, and provincial-level People’s Committees to develop and submit to the Prime Minister for promulgation of a national action plan for CE implementation.

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on natural resources and environment invites you to register to participate in the event.

Agenda 

Time Content/Chaired by
08:00 – 08:45 Delegate registration & Visiting exhibition booths
PLENARY SESSION
08:45 09:00 Introduction of participants – MONRE
09:00 – 09:10 To deliver the keynote speech and opening remarks – Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan,                    Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
09-10 – 09:45 DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN VIETNAM

– Accelerating circular economy solutions to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals – Ms. Ramla Khalidi, Resident Representative, UNDP Viet Nam;

– Ms. Carolyn (Carrie) Turk, Country Director for Vietnam, World Bank (WB);

– Mr. Shantanu Chakraborty, Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB);

– Mr. Thomas Jacobs, Country Manager for the Mekong Region, International Finance Corporation (IFC);

– Environment-Social-Governance (ESG) approach for Circular Economy – Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President and CEO, SCG;

– Public – Private Partnership to deploy Circular Economy models in Vietnam – Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Van, President of Unilever Vietnam;

– Financial commitment for the implementation of circular economy in Viet Nam – Mr. Do Thanh Son, Deputy General Director in charge of the Board of Management, Vietinbank.

09:45 – 09:50 Reportage: Circular Economy Development in Viet Nam
09:50 – 10:15 DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN SECTOR/BUSINESS

Speakers:

Leader of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT);

– Leader of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD);

– Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong, Chairman of Thua Thien Hue PPC;

– Mr. Dominic Scriven Obe, Chairman, Dragon Capital (DC);

– Mr. Van Ngoc Thinh, Director, WWF Viet Nam.

10:15 – 10:45 DISCUSSION OF CITY/PROVINCIAL PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES ON DEVELOPING ACTION PLAN TO IMPLEMENT CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

– Chairman of City/Provincial People’s Committee (PPC): Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho, Da Nang, Quang Ninh

10:45 – 11:00 DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN VIETNAM (cont.)

– How the circular economy tackles biodiversity loss – Mr. Joss Bleriot, Executive Lead for Global Policy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation;

– Viet Nam’s transition to a circular economy of plastics – Christian Kaufholz, Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) Co-director, World Economic Forum (WEF).

CLOSING SESSION
11:00 – 11:05 Introduction of participants – MONRE
11:05 – 11:15 Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan, Vice Minister of MONRE reports the results of discussions on promoting the circular economy in areas/sectors/local/businesses
11: 15 – 11:35 The Government Leader delivers remarks and instructions
11:35 – 11:50 Minister of Natural Resources and Environment delivers closing remarks
11:50  –  12:00 Group Photo & Closing of Plenary Session
12:00 – 12:25 The leaders visit exhibition booths
11:25 – 12:30 Leaders and invited guests go to the VIP Room
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch with development partners and enterprises

 

AFTERNOON (13:30 – 17:00): THEMATIC SESSIONS ON PROMOTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN VIETNAM

Thematic Session 1: National Action Plan on Circular Economy in Viet Nam Thematic Session 2: ESG approach for Circular Economy in enterprises Thematic Session 3: Financial Mechanism for Circular Economy
 

 

1. National Action Plan on Circular Economy (Mr. Lai Van Manh, Director, Department of Natural Economist, ISPONRE)

2. Metabolic Study: a  methodology for the development of roadmaps for the CE (Ms. Morgane Rivoal, UNDP Viet Nam and Mr. Cung Trong Cuong, Hue IDS)

3. Circular Transition Indicators v4.0 – Metrics for business (Ms. Larissa van der Feen, Circular Economy Specialist, WBCSD)

4. Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan: role in promoting circular economy (Dr Ichiro Adachi – JICA)

5. ASEAN Circular Economy Action Plan:  Case of Electrical and Electronic Waste Value Chains of International Cooperation (Mr. Fusanori Iwasaki, Director for Policy Research, ERIA)

6. Circularity in the food and beverage industry (Ms. Tongjai Thanachanan, Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability and Strategy of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited)

1. Closed Loop Recycling model (Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Regional Coordinator for Chemicals and Pollution Action Subprogramme, UNEP)

2. Technologies for recycling industrial wastewater (Ms. Hoang Thi Thanh Nga- Water Stewardship Program Manager, WWF)

3. ESG in the retailer’s chain (Mr. Takeuchi Takashi

Chief Administrative Officer, AEON Viet Nam)

4. Integrating ESG in TH Group’s development strategy (Ms. Hoang Thi Thanh Thuy, Sustainable Development Director TH Group)

5. Towards a framework for action on the circular economy (Mr. Rene VAN BERKEL, senior expert circular economy, SWITCH ASIA PSC)

 

1. Unlocking the Potential of Nature Capital: Innovative Financing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Mr. Dominic Scriven Obe, Chairman,  Dragon Capital (DC)

2. Private Sector Participation in Waste Management (Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thu, Environmental Specialist, WB);

3. Carbon market in Thailand (Mr. Pramoj U-Nontakarn, SVP Department Manager, Bangkok Bank)

4. Efforts to accelerate energy transition towards net zero targets by 2050 (Ms. Kate Melville-Rea, Climate and Energy Specialist, WWF)

5. Carbon market in Viet Nam and its potential: case studies in the energy sector – (Mr. Hoang Anh Dung, Managing Director – Intraco Holdings)

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