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Sustainability Leaders’ Summit 2024: THE GREEN GROWTH FUTURE

At the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) held at the end of 2023, participating countries reached a historic agreement marking the end of the fossil fuel era. According to the roadmap, economies are now initiating a fair transition to environmentally friendly energy sources. This global effort aims to limit the Earth’s temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, addressing climate change and irreversible environmental disasters.

After more than three decades of opening its economy, Vietnam has set an ambitious goal to achieve high-income status by 2045. During the 2021-2030 period, the sustainable economic development of the country will heavily depend on the efficient management of natural resources and production methods. However, with over 3,200 km of coastline, low-lying terrain, and river delta areas, Vietnam is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change globally. According to the World Bank, without appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, climate change is estimated to cause Vietnam damages of around 12% – 14.5% of GDP annually by 2050, tripling the 3.2% GDP figure in 2020 (approximately 10 billion USD).

In order to create an open space for discussion and explore directions in the trend of sustainable development within the business community, Forbes Vietnam is organizing the THE GREEN GROWTH FUTURE development conference. The conference gathers experts and leaders from businesses leading the market to discuss current topics on low-carbon economies, climate change mitigation, and the path toward sustainable development.

Sustainability Leaders’ Summit is organized to provide:

  • Climate change: The devastating and irreversible economic consequences of climate change for Vietnam if no joint efforts and decisive, timely actions are taken.
  • Low-carbon economy: Record-breaking heat events globally are attributed to extreme weather phenomena resulting from greenhouse gas emissions originating from industrial activities.
  • Collective action: The circular economy is born with a closed-loop production cycle, in which waste is returned to the production process as raw materials, thus reducing negative environmental impacts.
  • Carbon credit market: Provide a comprehensive perspective on the carbon credit market, discussing opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese businesses to participate.

Speakers For This Year: The event brings together high-level leaders, sustainable development experts, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and domestic and international business representatives.  (still updating)



  • 13h30 – 14h00: Welcome Guests
  • 14h00 – 14h10: Opening Speech
  • 14h10 – 14h25: Keynote 1: Low-carbon economy
  • 14h25 – 15h15: Discussion Session 1: Collective action
  • 15h15 – 15h30: Keynote 2: Mekong Delta & climate change
  • 15h30 – 15h45: Tea Break
  • 15h45 – 16h35: Discussion Session 2: Carbon credit market
  • 16h45: End
  • 16h45 – 17h30: Networking

Time and Location

  • Date: 09.04.2024
  • Time: GEM Center, 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

PanNature Members: Use code REF for a 30% discount (apply for the standard ticket)

Please click here for more information of the event, speakers and agenda as well as Group Tickets.

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