Viet Nam has participated in the third Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Summit in Bogota, Colombia, and successfully received the right to host the fourth summit in 2025.
During the third summit on September 22-23, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh expressed his gratitude to other P4G members for Viet Nam's support in hosting the next event.
He also stressed Viet Nam's commitment to make maximum efforts in fulfilling its role as host and looked forward to learning from and receiving support from Colombia and other countries.
These include pressing global issues such as food security, poverty reduction, sustainable transboundary water management, establishment and operationalization of early warning systems, and monitoring of climate change impacts.
Viet Nam also highlighted the importance of financial support to achieve net-zero emission targets and promote the transition to equitable energy, promote carbon-smart sustainable agricultural practices, and advance the circular economy to address plastics.
During the third P4G Summit, Minister Khanh had bilateral meetings with a number of high-level officials, including the Deputy Minister of Denmark, the Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea (RoK), the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, and the Executive Director of P4G.
The partners highly appreciated Viet Nam's proactive stance in proposing to host the fourth P4G Summit in 2025. They also pledged to work with Viet Nam to make the event a success and strengthen P4G's role in supporting climate action around the world.
The third P4G meeting, hosted by the Government of Colombia, was attended by some 500 delegates from 12 countries and partner organizations. The event opened with the theme "Transformative Alliances for Sustainability: Actions for Green Growth and Life" and focused on issues such as biodiversity, energy transition, and sustainable urban development.
The meeting reiterated the importance of sustainable economic growth in economic recovery efforts and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event also encouraged all countries to create enabling conditions for the private sector to play an important role in promoting technological solutions, innovation, financial support for sustainable transition, and the creation of new jobs in green economy sectors.
P4G, originally known as the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), was established in 2017 at the initiative of the Danish government. Currently, the P4G consists of 12 member countries, including Denmark, Chile, Mexico, Viet Nam, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and South Africa. The organization also works with more than 90 countries, international organizations, and corporations.
P4G is widely recognized as a global forum that fosters collaboration between the public and private sectors, connecting governments, businesses, and social policy organizations to develop innovative solutions for sustainable economic growth in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, P4G Summits are held every two years.