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Burma to host ‘Green Economy’ forum

Burma will host its second forum on green economy and sustainable growth from November 13 to 15 in Naypyidaw where some 80 environmental experts from foreign countries and about 20 domestic experts are expected to attend.

The conference will be followed by a roundtable seminar in Rangoon on November 16.

According to a report by Xinhua, delegates will discuss 18 different topics including low carbon development, energy, water, food security, forests, and responsible tourism.

The first Green Economy and Green Growth Forum (GEGG) was held in Naypyidaw in November last year, organized by former UN Assistant Secretary-General Dr. Nay Tun in cooperation with governmental agencies and NGOs.

In June last year, Burmese Vice-president Dr. Sai Mauk Kham addressed the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he said that President Thein Sein’s government is committed to seeking “economic development in parallel with the environmental conservation, and has called on all its citizens and social organizations to actively take part in this task.”

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:11 )  

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