Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Hanoi on October 28, the two sides will cooperate in environmental assessment – including strategic environmental assessment, environmental and social impact analysis, and environmental assessment; laws and regulations related to environmental management; and accreditation scheme on environmental assessment and others.

At the signing ceremony (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn)

They will also co-organize workshops and seminars as well as experience-sharing trips between Vietnam and Japan, exchange scientific information, carry out joint studies and co-publish papers.

ISPONRE deputy director Nguyen Trung Thang said assessment of risks of climate change and potential to reduce greenhouse gas emission should be integrated into laws on environmental impact assessment. The institute is working with the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) to revise provisions of environmental impact assessment in the Law on Environmental Protection, he said.

JEAS President Osamu Kajitani said there is a wide range of areas for cooperation between the two sides. The JEAS is an association of businesses with a close link with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, universities, and research institutes.

He hoped that the agreement will help the two sides remove existing barriers and better support businesses.

Source: VNA