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National action program on sustainable production and consumption approved

In order to gradually improve the production and consumption model toward more effective use of renewable natural resources and energies and environment-friendly products, the Prime Minister on January 11 approved the national action program on sustainable production and consumption through 2020, with a vision toward 2030 under Decision No. 76/QD-TTg.


The wind power turbine system of Tuy Phong Wind Power Plant, Binh Thuan province__Photo: Trong Dat/VNA

By 2020, 70 percent of enterprises with high energy needs and emissions will apply clean technologies and 50 percent of industrial production establishments will apply cleaner and energy-saving technologies.

In addition, the program aims to reduce by 65 percent of non-biodegradable packaging materials used in super markets and shopping malls, and 50 percent in marketplaces for local inhabitants.

In order to achieve the said targets, the “going-green” distribution system and provision chain of environment-friendly products and services will be developed; and the system of standards and certification for green and environment-friendly distribution model will be built.

In addition, sustainable connections between material providers, producers, distributors and consumers in production, distribution and use of environment-friendly products and services will be promoted.

Other goals of the program are to change consumption behaviors of consumers through encouraging environment-friendly lifestyle, organize channels broadcasting and advertising environment-friendly products and services, and disseminate knowledge, policies and laws on sustainable production and consumption among producers, service providers and consumers.- (VLLF)

Source: http://vietnamlawmagazine.vn

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