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First edition of EuroCham Greenbook launched

Updated at Saturday, 11 Nov 2017, 16:20
The Hanoitimes - The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) officially launched the first edition of its Greenbook at the EuroCham Green Day on November 9.
This first publication is dedicated to offering an overview of the state of affairs in Vietnam regarding renewable energy, water and waste management, smart cities, and green buildings. Its contents deal not only with business opportunities but also with regulatory matters and recommendations to improve Vietnam’s green business environment. It also showcases success stories of projects in Vietnam undertaken by European businesses and other EuroCham members, while revealing who’s who in green business expertise in Vietnam in a comprehensive company directory.
EuroCham also made the debut of the interactive Greenbook website, the first portal of its kind in Vietnam, which is a platform for enterprises in the area of green business to boost their services and achievements in Vietnam.
The Greenbook features the five categories of renewable energy, waste and water management, green building, smart cities and other green business.
The Greenbook features the five categories of renewable energy, waste and water management, green building, smart cities and other green business.
The Greenbook launch was followed by the third edition the EuroCham Smart City Series events, with the conference being dedicated to “Water Solutions”. Driven by the EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC), the event was a key activity featuring exclusive updates on the industry and a discussion with top-level experts, business leaders, and government officials dealing with water management, water treatment, and water efficiency in Vietnam.
“These events are at the core of EuroCham’s mission as a chamber that stands for sustainable and environmentally-conscious business. Eurocham has several members that offer services and products to improve the quality of the environment and of living, while being committed to conducting their business in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” said Mr. Tomaso Andreatta, Vice Chairman of EuroCham.
“EuroCham’s Greenbook showcases their expertise and these principles, presenting tangible evidence of the work EuroCham and its members are carrying out in Vietnam,” he said. “Our discussions today, at the third event of our EuroCham Smart City Series, were dedicated to water management solutions. This again showed how eager European businesses are to cooperate with Vietnamese authorities, the local business community, and citizens at large for a more sustainable future for the country. EuroCham’s role is to facilitate this cooperation and to offer Vietnam the option to be a more livable country in the future.” 
According to the Greenbook, two thirds of the funds for green growth projects are sourced from the State budget. Thus, it requires further involvement from private enterprises so that the State only plays as a supporting entity.
​Thao Le
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