USAID Supported Collective Actions on Building Hanoi as a Sustainable City

Friday, September 6, 2019

The USAID Clean Air Green Cities project addresses air pollution and its health impacts in Hanoi by mobilizing a network of local partners (including youth, schools, communities, civic and social organizations, businesses, and governments) to take collective action and advocate for clean air. Last month, the project collaborated with the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) to organize a workshop on “Mobilizing Green Initiatives for Hanoi.” ICLEI is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. One hundred and fifty representatives from government agencies, companies, NGOs, mass organizations, and media attended the event and presented a wide range of regional and local initiatives on air quality management, sustainable energy, urban planning, transportation, and waste management.

So What? The workshop provided a platform for governmental and non-governmental agencies to share practical and inspiring initiatives for replication, such as prohibiting the burning of trash and votive paper; eliminating the use of beehive-shaped coal bricks; and building electric charging stations for electric bikes, as well as  strengthen their commitments and cooperation for a clean and green Hanoi. 

Last updated: October 11, 2019

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