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Environment protection solutions of Vietnam in the international integration context

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(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Globalization and international integration is the indispensable trend so environment protection should be common responsibility for all the countries. Vietnam, one of the most effected nations by climate change and sea level rises, needs specific environment protection solutions in the international integration and development context. Several fundamental solutions should be focused as below

 Further improve the legal system, policies and institutions in the fields of economic, social and environmental protection in the orientation to synchronization, specification and accordance with international institutions and rules, in order to ensure the national interests (environment protection included) in the integration and international cooperation.

Strengthen capacity and effectiveness of the governmental organization system and management apparatus on environment protection at all levels (central, ministerial, provincial and lower levels); develop a closed internal combination mechanism; enhance investment for scientific research, development of forecasting and information system, equipment of modern technologies; strengthen capacity for management staffs; especially focus on the programs related to integration and international cooperation such as import-export, foreign investment and tourism, international travel. 

Accelerate awareness, knowledge and responsibility about environment protection for community (socio-economic organizations, individuals and enterprises) in the international integration and cooperation progress.

Promote socialization in environment protection activities, call for committed and active participation of residences, relevant organizations and community in the policy planning, management, supervision and implementation of environment protection and sustainable development.

Strengthen international cooperation in environment protection and sustainable development; participate actively and effectively in international institutions, conventions, agreements and action plans in order to protect environment and implement the Millennium Development Goals on sustainable development.     

From the principal solutions mentioned above, a series of detailed solutions in the social, economic and environment protection-related fields should be specified and implemented. Particularly focus on the following solutions:

+ Promulgate and implement uniform regulations on qualification standards and environment safety applying for products of international commercial activities (import-export goods and services)

+ Closed control on export, production and exploitation activities of all kinds of mineral resources and natural resources-originated products.

+ Minimize importing authorization of hazardous chemicals, wastes and waste materials which potentially contained environment polluted risks 

+ Strengthen supervision on environment impact assessment stage of foreign-invested projects, prioritize the projects that protect environment, have low environment pollution, and invest high technologies in production and environment treatment.

+ Promote communication and propaganda on Vietnam environment protection regulations and policies in tourism activities and international exchanges events on culture and society

Lê Mai

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