The Government of Vietnam has emphasised SCP as an important way to connect development and environmental issues. Understanding fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable factors for achieving sustainable development. SCP activities have also been implemented widely in Vietnam over the past 10 years. To date, there are over 1,200 production facilities in many sectors and localities in Vietnam implementing cleaner production. In addition, activities such as building sustainable production models in industry and sustainable product design have also been initiated, mainly with support of international development partners such as UNEP, UNIDO, DANIDA, EU and others. Programmes related to green products such as the Eco-label Program (MoNRE), Energy-saving labels (MOIT), and Eco-labels for tourism have also been deployed. In addition to green labelling and energy-saving labelling for electrical and electronic products, Vietnam is in the process of applying sustainable public procurement practices according to green economic standards.
Type: SWITCH-Asia Publications, Research
Prepared for the Multi-stakeholder Consultation in Vietnam