Vietnam: An Up-and-Coming Clean Energy Leader?

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Vietnam has a significant challenge ahead: power its remarkable economic growth with less polluting and more affordable clean energy.
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Người Việt Nam đầu tiên nhận giải thưởng môi trường Goldman Environmental Prize,

Diễn văn lễ trao giải (Nguỵ Thị Khanh – Việt Nam  từ 1:1:00 – 1:10:00)

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Ngụy Thị Khanh đã sử dụng các nghiên cứu khoa học và hợp tác với các cơ quan nhà nước Việt Nam nhằm thúc đẩy các kế hoạch phát triển năng lượng dài hạn bền vững ở Việt Nam. Nêu bật những phí tổn và tác động môi trường của nhiệt điện than, cô đã hợp tác với các cơ quan chức năng nhằm giảm sự lệ thuộc vào than và hướng tới một tương lai năng lượng xanh hơn.

Những hiểm họa rõ ràng của năng lượng than

Nền kinh tế phát triển bùng nổ đã khiến cho nhu cầu điện của Việt Nam tăng khoảng 12%/năm trong thập kỷ qua. Việt Nam là một trong bốn nước châu Áđứng đầu thế giớivề xây dựng mới nhiệt điện than. Sau khi đã khai thác gần hết tiềm năng thủy điện, năm 2011 chính phủ Việt Nam đã chuyển sang phát triển nhiệt điện than và điện hạt nhân nhằm đáp ứng nhu cầu năng lượng trong tương lai. Một lượng khá lớn than sử dụng ở Việt Nam là than nhập khẩu, làm gia tăng sự lệ thuộc của đất nước vào các nguồn nhập khẩu đắt đỏ.Là một loại nhiên liệu phát điện gây ô nhiễm nhất, than đá gây ra 40% lượng phát thải khí nhà kính toàn cầu và là một nguồn chủ yếu gây ô nhiễm không khí và nước. Tiếp tục đọc “Người Việt Nam đầu tiên nhận giải thưởng môi trường Goldman Environmental Prize,”

Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia: Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

© Asian Development Bank 2018. This book is an open access publication.

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The green economy is a new economic paradigm which seeks to achieve economic development, while at the same time protecting the environment and achieving sustainable economic and social development. This requires transitioning to green jobs and green skills, and to creating new jobs in relation to the greening of workforces. Green jobs are relevant across all key sectors: agriculture, manufacturing, building, transport, tourism, and renewable energy. Skills acquisition and enhancement have great positive implications for all aspects of education and training, and for businesses.

Keywords Green jobs Green skills Green economy Green growth Sustainability Skills development priorities Waste management and recycling Renewable energy Skills acquisition and enhancement Skills toward sustainability Energy transition Smart cities Environmental goods and services Education and training

Implications of a Low-Carbon Future

2016 Global Forecast

  • Nov 16, 2015

    The world relies heavily on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs, and the development and trade of those fuels has influenced relationships among countries throughout modern history. Most reasonable projections of the next several decades anticipate that the role of coal, oil, and gas will be maintained but lose market share to lower-carbon energy sources like wind, solar, nuclear, and greater efficiency. Despite the continued role for fossil fuels, the push for greater reliance on lower-carbon energy sources has made progress since it began in earnest several decades ago. Nearly $318 billion was invested in new clean energy sources around the world last year, up from $60 billion in 2004. Nearly half of this investment took place in large developing economies, particularly China but also Brazil, India, and South Africa.

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17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Below is an excerpt from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, showing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change. Tiếp tục đọc “17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”