Sustainability in the maritime sector highlighted in a DBAV/Tomorrow is Green seminar in Hai Phong

Over 50 stakeholders in Hai Phong have been connected on the topic of sustainability in the maritime sector. Best practices of Dutch and Vietnamese private sector show that much has already been achieved and that hands-on solutions are available. Stakeholders from the international and Vietnamese private sector, government representatives and knowledge institutions shared views and[…]

Colorful innovation for Hanoi’s Hang Dau water tower to celebrate Vietnam – Netherlands festive days

27 April is the national day of the Netherlands: King’s Day. Vietnam celebrates Hung King’s Day on 16 April this year. To give special attention to these festivities the Netherlands Embassy works in collaboration with Hanoi People’s Committee and Philips Lighting to turn the Hang Dau water tower into a beacon of light. From 16[…]

Smart City Summit Binh Duong discusses smart city development

Smart City Summit Binh Duong on 28 March 2016 convened government, companies and universities to discuss on building cities of the future in Vietnam with knowledge and experience from the Netherlands. Hosted by Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh, together with the Binh Duong province, Becamex Corporation and Brainport/Eindhoven, the event aimed at showcase the[…]

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

                  In less than 10 years, Uruguay has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Renewables provide 94.5% of the country’s electricity, prices are lower than in the past relative to inflation. There are also fewer power cuts because a diverse energy mix means[…]

VCCI and Embassy of the Netherlands join hands to build greener future

        Recently, Ambassador Nienke Trooster paid a visit to Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and had a meeting with VCCI deputy Secretary General, Nguyen Quang Vinh, introducing to him the Tomorrow is Green (TiG) concept. The VCCI representative complimented on the initiative and both sides agreed that the private sector has a strategic role[…]

Floating villas in Amsterdam to help prevent flooding

A growing number of river-based homes have been realized not only for its distinctive location but it is one solution to help protect the land against flooding. +31 Architects’s watervilla designed on the river Amstel in Amsterdam is such an example.           Read more here at the original story: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/plus-31-architects-watervilla-river-amstel-amsterdam-11-02-2015/

Asian nations eye sustainable ‘blue economy’

Ministers of country members of Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)’s council on November 20, 2015 discussed a final statement for the East Asian Seas Congress 2015 in Da Nang city of Vietnam which set new goals towards a sustainable ‘blue economy’. Source: http://vietnamnews.vn/environment/278827/asian-nations-eye-sustainable-‘blue-economy.html