Provincial leaders take photo with delegates
From May 22 to May 24, 2024, the lessons learned workshop on aligning NCS with green recovery was organized by United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province. Project partners, UNDP’s international representatives (Benin, Albania, Ecuador, Vietnam and Jordan) and Vietnamese delegates attended the workshop. Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province Hoang Hai Minh was on behalf of leaders of Thua Thien Hue province.

The main purpose of the workshop is to share insights and lessons learned from the pilot countries on integrating NDCs with green recovery initiatives. Another important aim is to identify best practices and challenges in aligning NDCs with sustainable economic recovery efforts. Also, the project explores opportunities for applying the lessons learned in future programming and policy-making, especially in the context of NDC revision 2025; foster South-South collaboration and support networks for ongoing knowledge exchange and mutual learning.

The most noticable feature of the workshop is the general assessment of Hue vision of green city. There were also intensive sessions in which participants discussed NDC policies which are appropriate with post Covid-19 recovery plan, NDC finance and recovered finance. Efforts made for more gender-responsive and inclusive recovery. Besides, discussions on accelerating the on-going engagement and revision planning were expected to accelerate international cooperation.

Vice Chairman Hoang Hai Minh speaks at the workshop

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman Hoang Hai Minh kindly informed that Thua Thien Hue expected to introduce cooperative potentials and opportunities; learn from projects on green transport, agriculture, environment, power and energy; learn initiatives on green city and green recovery from both domestic and foreign partners, particularly experts and countries attending the workshop;  develop an institutional system, technical standard for green transport infrastructure such as charging station, incentives for electric vehicles, charging  price; establish criteria for green development from economic, social and environmental prospectives; share creative models/solutions to raise public and business awareness of green development, promote start-up and innovation. The workshop showed an important progress made in accelerating sustainable development via green recovery, NDC revision and promoting international cooperation.  

At the workshop