The event was co-chaired by Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man; and PCC member and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha.
Nearly 2,400 delegates from 63 localities across the country attended the teleconference.
Speaking at the conference, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that apart from the achievements, Vietnam has been facing environmental problems.
He hopes for a stronger cooperation with the VFF and its members in supervising the implementation of policies and laws on natural resource exploitation, environmental protection and response to climate change for the national sustainable development.
In realizing the coordination program on carrying out the tasks in the field of natural resources and environment for the period of 2017-2020, all localities nationwide signed cooperation programs with their natural resource and environment departments.
In addition, the two sides signed a program with religious organizations in Vietnam to further uphold their role in climate change response, natural resources management and environment protection, with five key contents and seven objectives and solutions.
From 2018 to 2020, the two units worked with relevant agencies to oversee the exploitation of natural resources and climate change response in 10 cities and provinces. The VFF’s local committees at all levels held 2,550 inspections and collected public feedback to report to authorities.
Especially, the Standing Board of the VFF Central Committee assisted 50 out of 63 cities and provinces in building and spreading 344 exemplary models of environment protection.
In Hanoi, there have been some 2,350 environment protection models at municipal level to date. The VFF’s municipal committee in collaboration with religious organizations launched communication campaigns to raised public awareness of environment protection efforts, including leading eco-friendly lives as well as properly using and exploiting natural resources.
At the conference, Minister Tran Hong Ha presented the insignia “For the cause of natural resources and environment” to Secretary of the PCC and President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, and Vice President and Secretary General of the VFF Central Committee Hau A Lenh.
The VFF Central Committee also honored 10 collectives and 20 individuals in recognition of their great contributions to the environmental protection work.
Meanwhile, the MoNRE handed over certificates of merit to 10 collectives and five religious organizations in honor of their effort in environment protection during 2017 -2020.
Concluding the event, the VFF Central Committee and the MoNRE signed a cooperation program in the field for the 2021-2025 period.