The ceremony for the international days: the International Day of Biodiversity, the World Environment Day and the International Day on Combating Desertification chaired by VNFORESTand held at MARD under the support of the UN-REDD+ Vietnam Programme and the Forest Ecology Conservation Project.Participants of the meeting were the leaders of VNFOREST, Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki - Director of UNDP Vietnam, representatives of the General Directorate of Environment – MONRE, the related agencies working to MARD , Wood and Forest Product Association, Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certificate Institute and NGOs.At the opening session, Dr. Ha Cong Tuan - Deputy Director of VNFOREST launched the movement which calls upon all officials and farmers all together to make a commitment on forest protection and to response to the international days as well as for green economy for sustainable development in the future. Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki gave a greeting speech for the international days and highlighted that Viet Nam is pioneering in the implementation of a REDD+ programme and determined that the protection of the biodiversity and combating desertification and climate change in the forestry and agriculture sectors play an important role on moving towards on the sustainable development in the future.
Mr Ha Cong Tuan opened the ceremony
Mdm. Setsuko Yamazaki opened the ceremony
Other speeches presented at the ceremony include: “Role of forest in biodiversity conservation” delivered by Mr. Tran The Lien, Director of Department of Nature Conservation; “Enhancement of the role of forests towards green economy and sustainable development in Vietnam” given by Madam Thoa, Director of Department of Scientific Technology and International Cooperation.
Mr. Tran The Lien presented
role of forests in biodiversity conservation
Mdm. Pham Minh Thoa delivered
a speech on green economy and sustainable developmentAt the ceremony, VNFOREST gave prizes of the competition titled “Forests in the context of climate change and desertification” to winners. The competition was launched in April 01, 2011 to explore the relationship between forests and climate change and combating desertification in responding to the year of the forests, 2011 and the decade of preventing and combating desertification 2010 – 2020. Eleven prizes, selected among 92 candidates, were awarded to the excellent candidates. The special prize was awarded to a group of the students of People’s Security Institute; one first prize, two second prizes, one third prizes and 05 honorable prizes were awarded to other groups and individuals.
Winners of the contest