ASSIST Managing Director Sreeni Narayanan spoke on Innovative Partnership for Greening the Business at the Forum organized by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with WWF-Vietnam, Institute of Tropical Biology on December 28, 2011 at the Majestic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Dubbed “Green Business Forum responds to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta, the event addresses the calls of the Government to mobilize all sectors on the climate change advocacy. It also served as a venue for the sharing of initiatives and plans to develop green businesses, encouraging the corporations in the campaign and building a long-term operational mechanism to address climate change in the region.
Multi-sectoral participation is especially important in the Mekong Delta, which is cited to be one of the three most vulnerable ones in the world due to climate change and sea level rise, along with the Nile delta (Egypt) and the Ganges delta (Bangladesh). It is home to more than 17 million people, a source of food for millions and is then of the fastest-growing economic development regionsin Vietnam. Further, it contributes nearly 30% to the country’s GDP, producing 60% of rice output, and nearly 70% of the total seafood exports in the country.
The event was funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vietnam.#