VCIC welcomed Australian Environment Ambassador Patrick Suckling

On August 16th, 2018, in Hanoi,PMU of Viet Nam Climate Innovation Center (VCIC) - MOST welcomed Australian Environment Ambassador Patrick Suckling. At the meeting, the two parties shared the activities, achievements and priorities of Vietnam and Australia on sustainable development and response to climate change.

*Overview of the meeting

Ambassador Patrick Suckling said that after COP 23, the Australian Government has promoted programs to attract investment in the direction of sustainable development and strengthen international cooperation, including commitments to financial support up to 01 billion AUD for developing countries by the end of 2020 with the goal of integrating climate change into development programs. At the same time, the Australian Government is seeking solutions and ideas to work with Vietnam in this context and request Australian Government agencies to be more creative by enhancing cooperation with the private sectors and seeking innovative solutions to promote and enlarge climate change adaptation and mitigation.

On the VCIC side, Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem has reported some of VCIC’s achievements and its collaboration activities with Australian organizations such as the Australian Water Association (AWA) and other associations in building an online clean technology trading platform to introduce advanced technology products, support Australia - Vietnam technology transfer. Regarding to the priorities of MOST in implementing the national strategy on climate change, Mr. Pham Duc Nghiem said that there are some main priorities: the first one is to seek solutions to support the private sector and mobilize social resources in solving the issues of climate change and the second is to find ways to connect and cooperate with domestic and international partners to promote knowledge transfer and technology transfer. From that, he expressed his wish for the Ambassador to support in connecting with potential Australian partners to promote the technology and knowledge transfer from Australia as well as to continue supporting Vietnam in sustainable development.

On the basis of the discussion during the working session, Ambassador Patrick Suckling affirmed that he will continue to strengthen cooperation with the MOST to study, design and implement innovative support schemes in Vietnam in the future, and simultaneously will connect VCIC with partners to promote cooperation in transferring technology and knowledge between Australia and Vietnam.

*Delegates taken photo together

VCIC is supporting more than 10 solar projects in Vietnam, providing financial and non-financial support 34 start-up businesses, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 177,000 tons and cooperating with Australian partner for technology transfer and knowledge transfer.