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2022-09-05 11:52

The Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Science Division develops an emulation plan

On August 24, the Economic, Environmental Science and Climate Change Division (under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations) held a meeting with its member associations. Representatives of member associations contributed to the development of the Division's emulation plan.

The meeting of the Economic Science, Environment and Climate Change Division (under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations - VUSTA) was held at the headquarters of the Journal of Environmental Economics, the mouthpiece of the Vietnam Environmental Economics Association.

Attending the meeting were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien - Member of the Presidium of VUSTA; Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien – General Secretary of VUSTA; Mr. Nguyen Nhu Chinh - Vice Chairman of Vietnam Clean Energy Association; Mr. Vu Duy Huong – Vice President, Chief of Office of Vietnam Association of Large Dams and Water Resources Development; Mr. Nguyen Tuong Quan - Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Environmental Economics Association, Prof. Dr. Hoang Xuan Co - General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Environmental Economics; Mr. Nguyen Luong Son - Chief of Office of the Vietnam Association for Economics and Railway Transport; Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung - Chief of Office of the Vietnam Clean Water and Environment Association. Guests also included Mr. Nguyen Khac Hung - Director of the Center for Environmental and Community Research.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien - Member of the VUSTA Presidium, chaired the meeting of Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Science Division. (Photo: Thanh Long)

The meeting of the Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Science Division aims to exchange information, share activities and work of the member associations to strengthen cooperation and coordination in performing tasks; strengthen cohesion to create motivation for each Association to be more vibrant, creative, united and develop together, contributing to a strong Division.

At the beginning of the meeting, following the introduction of the members participating in the event, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien - Head of the Division of Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Science said that the Diviosion had changes in terms of membership, resulting in a growing number of new member associations recently.

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Members actively contributed ideas on the coordination ofjointactivities of theDivision. (Photo: Thanh Long)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien emphasized: “With less than a year left until VUSTA's 40th anniversary, we need to build a program, activate the activities and launch the emulation within the Division towards the great day of the Union”.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien also suggested members in the Division carry out the following contents: Organize joint activities for members to exchange good experience, new models, and effective ways in guiding the implementation of tasks in line with VUSTA's functions and tasks; discuss measures to remove obstacles in communication and emulation alongside best practices; organize events of sports, arts and other activities aimed at celebrating the anniversary of major events.

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Mr. Vu Duy Huong - Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Large Dams and Water Resources (second from left) commented on the activities of theDivisionat the meeting (Photo: Thanh Long).

At the meeting, representatives of member associations also introduced the history of establishment, fields of research expertise, past achievements of member associations; difficulties in the operation of the associations as well as implementation plans in the coming time.

Representatives of member association of the Division also shared drafts of association's research activities, and requested the members of the Division to join. These proposals were welcomed and supported by representatives of member associations attending the meeting.

The Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Science Division is the first one to organize a meeting to discuss the implementation of the goals assigned by VUSTA leaders and develop an emulation plan in the future.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien - General Secretary of VUSTA shared: VUSTA is the common home of more than 3.7 million members and 2.2 million intellectuals. The formation of emulation blocks and clusters comes from two sides. From the side of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, the Party and State leaders see that VUSTA needs to be more focused on activities of the Party's leadership and direction towards the Union as well as member organizations and affiliated units.

Meanwhile member associations have over the years have suggested that VUSTA need to facilitate an enabling environment for associations in the same sector, and associations in close proximity to one another to have the opportunity to exchange, share and cooperate in fulfilling political tasks and professional research.

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Mr. Nguyen Khac Hung - Director of the Center for Environmental and Community Research commented at the meeting. (Photo: Thanh Long)

To meet the above requirements, since the beginning of the VIII term, the VUSTA Party leadership has paid great attention to this issue. By the end of 2021, VUSTA preliminarily formed members in emulation blocks and clusters. Through specific activities of the emulation clusters and blocks, there are many professional activities for associations to connect and cooperate with for development. Currently, there are regulations on operation for emulation blocks and clusters. In the coming time we need to complete the criteria for evaluating emulation by blocks to organize an annual emulation vote.

"After VUSTA established national emulation clusters and industry associations, Mr. Truong Manh Tien was one of the first to organize and launch emulation activities of the sector he was in charge of. In response to the enthusiastic speeches of industry associations in the Division, I also suggested that participants should form a group's social network to facilitate the exchange of content within the Division, propose rotational meetings, and coordinate activities: professional activities, critical questioning, scientific research, etc. If we can do these things, the activities of the Division will be very exciting. These are just initial ideas. More opinion will come up in the operation process" said Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien.

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Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien - General Secretary of VUSTA spoke at the meeting. (Photo: Thanh Long)

General Secretary of VUSTA expressed that he hoped the Division would form a joint action plan from now until the end of the year, from simple and smooth activities to bigger ones. He also hoped that each member of the Division will participate more in VUSTA's joint activities in the coming time.

Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien also sent his best wishes to the Division with more diverse contents and active movements, contributing to VUSTA's activities.

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Representatives of member associations of the Economic, Environmental and Climate Change Division at the event (Photo: Thanh Long)

Following the speech of Mr. Nguyen Quyet Chien - General Secretary of VUSTA, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Quan - Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Environmental Economics Association presented the Division's action plan, seminars to be organized, and the Division's emulation program in the last 4 months of the year.

Delivering closing remarks at the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Manh Tien suggested that members of the Division will implement practical activities at the earliest and turn the resolution into action.

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