Climate Business Index launched in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - The Climate Business Index (CBI) developed by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was launched in Hanoi on Friday. Climate Business Index is a web-based voluntary registration system, for private companies to benchmark and log their contributions to reduce green house gas emissions and address climate change impacts. 
Climate Business Index launched in Vietnam - ảnh 1The launching event in Hanoi on June 26, 2020. 

All industries, sectors, and sizes of companies doing business in Vietnam can join CBI, which offers more opportunities in the network with government and investors, both domestically and internationally.

Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam said, "Following Covid-19, there are new opportunities emerging for Vietnam to attract investment and to recognize Vietnam’s economy, especially for SMEs. We should take this opportunity to pursue triple-win options, that are: First, green, dedicated to green or recovery of the economy, fueled by this stimulus package provided by the government; Second, that transform more sustainable production processes, and production of green products to increasing demand by consumers; and Thirdly, to increase actions to protect the planet, which will help reduce the risks to future pandemic and extreme weather events due to climate change."

Currently, 115 Vietnamese businesses have registered for the CBI program.