International Conference On Environmental Seciruty In VIETNAM

In order to strengthen the cooperation relationship in science and technology activities, on October 23, 2020, the Institute of Policy and Management, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) , Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Can Tho University of Technology and Technology cooperated to host an international conference with topic: “ Environmental security in Vietnam: From theory to policy and action” in Can Tho City.    

Attending the Conference, the board of organization honored to welcome more than 70 representatives who are leaders, experts, scientists, and graduate students from leading universities, institutions and colleges in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho city, Political Academy Region IV, Can Tho City Police, Military Command of Ho Chi Minh, City Can Tho City departments and agencies have attended.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Minh Hoa - Vice President of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU - said: “This is the next seminar after 03 seminars on the topic of socio-economic transformation held: in Can Tho (October 2018), Phu Yen (May 2019) and Hai Phong (October 2019). The conference attracted participation of many Vietnamese experts, researchers, and policy experts. The conference is within the framework of a cooperation project between the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Institute of Policy and Management in 2020 with the topic "From sustainable development to economic, ecological and social transformation: Policy implications for Vietnam”.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Minh Hoa - Vice Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU - giving opening speech

People’s Teacher. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Nha, Rector of Can Tho University of Technology, welcomed the Conference and said that the Conference is an opportunity for experts, scientists, researchers to discuss the current situation , sharing experiences and proposing solutions on: Impacts of drought and salinity on the livelihoods of residents in the Mekong Delta and adaptation activities; Develop maps of salinity changes and assess groundwater quality in coastal areas; The influence of tides on pollution load capacity in the urban canal system in Can Tho…

People Teacher. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Nha, Rector of Can Tho University of Technology, spoke at the Workshop.

Mr. Philip Degenhardt - Director of Rosa Luxemburg Fund in Southeast Asia - said that “it is necessary to balance economic development and environmental security”. Countries often focus on GDP growth. However, GDP does not refer to environmentally sustainable development; economic development activities make the environment concerns becoming more serious. He hoped that the Conference would have open discussions to contribute to socio-economic development with the goal of sustainable development.

Mr. Philip Degenhardt - Director of Rosa Luxemburg Fund in Southeast Asia - giving a speech 

The workshop was organized into 3 sessions on October 23, 2020, in which 08 topics were reported focusing on the following contents:

In the morning session, there were 04 presentations with the following topics:

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Chu Hoi - Former Deputy Director General of General Department of Seas and Islands, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fisheries Association - Keynote speech Seminar with topic “Ensuring environmental security in Vietnam in the international and regional context”

 2. MSc. Hoang Thanh Huong - Institute of Strategy, Policy on Natural Resources and Environment – with presentation "Environmental security and potential application of FORESIGHT approach"

 3. MSc. Dinh Thi Kieu Oanh, lecturer at Can Tho University of Technology, with the presentation "Challenges of environmental security and opportunities for economic transformation in Vietnam"

4. Dr. Ta Thanh Huong, Vice Dean of Faculty of Administrative Management of Social Order - People's Police Academy, presenting topic "Ensuring environmental security from the perspective of preventing and combating crime and law violations on environment in Vietnam”

In the afternoon session, there were 04 discussions with the following topics:

5. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Thi Minh Hoa - Vice Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU - presented the topic "Tourism and environmental security in the Mekong Delta (Case study of Can Tho City).

6. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam - College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University - with presentation "Building a map of salinity changes and assessing groundwater quality in the coastal area of ​​the Mekong Delta".

7. Dr. Tran Van Ty - College of Technology, Can Tho University – presenting  "Effect of hydrogeological factors on riverbank stability: A case study in Cai Lan river, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province ".

8. MSc. Hoang Thi Quyen - Academy of Politics Region IV – with presentation "Adaptation of women's occupations in the Mekong Delta to the impacts of climate change".

The conference received valuable comments from experts in each reporting session. Through this international conference, the presentations of experts contribute to the development of specific and practical orientations, cooperation plans and programs to ensure environmental sustainability, response and adaptation to climate change. climate change. This is also a good opportunity to develop a network of scientific research cooperation among scholars and scientists in the field of Environment.

Some pictures from the conference:

Organizers and scientists in the morning report session.

An corner of the conference