They have engaged in a coordination program signed with the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in 2015 to promote the role of religious groups in protecting the environment during 2015-2020.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc speaks at the event. (Photo:

The groups have issued documents, messages, programs and plans calling their followers to actively participate in environmental protection and climate change response campaigns. Dignitaries have enhanced communication work to raise followers’ awareness of environmental protection during festivals, religious practices, and training courses, among others.

To date, more than 1,000 piloted environmental protection models have been set up by religions with the support of the VFF and the environment ministry to mitigate damage caused by natural disasters.

At the conference, Vice Chairman of the VFF Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc laid stress on the importance of the Party, State and people’s engagement in environmental protection work, saying the coordination program has achieved positive results and created a radical change in awareness of organisations and people from all walks of life.

As the program still shows its limitation, the conference, which had plenary and discussion sessions, would focus on orientation, plans and commitments of the religious groups to promote the coordination program, he added.

According to Thuc, after four-year implementation of the program, all 63 localities nationwide have signed the programs with the VFF, and local natural resources and environment sectors and religious groups.

Source: VNA