Vietnam is an active and proactive country in the implementation of the global Agenda 2030 and has some achievements. However, environmental pollution and resource degradation are still major challenges for Vietnam to successfully achieve its sustainable development goals. To effectively address environmental issues and manage natural resources requires integration and coordination across sectors, sectors, stakeholders and regions. Therefore, it is necessary to analyse these relationships in environmental protection and resource management, thereby finding integrated strategies in the process of implementing sustainable development goals. Thai Nguyen University of Sciences (TNUS) in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) successfully organized an international workshop with the theme "Linkages in environmental protection and natural resource management for sustainable development” on 18-19 February 2022 in Thai Nguyen city. Dr. Sebastian Paust, Head of Development Cooperation Department, German Embassy; Mr. Stefan Hase-Bergen, Director of the DAAD Office in Hanoi; Prof. Dr. Pham The Chinh - Vice Rector of the TNUS was participate the workshop. Over 50 participants included Vietnamese and international experts and researchers; representatives of government agencies, DAAD alumni, German alumni from UNDP, CIAT, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ca Mau province, Vietnam Academy of Sciences, higher educational institutions in all regions of Vietnam such as Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hanoi, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen. Twelve presentations relate to topics such as economics (e.g. Circular Economy) and sustainable ecology (e.g. Biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management), “green” tourism, environmentally friendly agriculture or measures against natural disasters such as landslides. All presentations have concerned and highly appreciated from participants with lively discussion in the workshop. The workshop was a forum for exchanging, updating professional knowledge in environmental protection and resource management towards sustainable development. Moreover, the workshop also creates a network to strengthen scientific research cooperation between partners in Vietnam, Germany and France, especially the connection between DAAD alumni.
There are some images of the workshop: