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Hanoi Forum - An Initiative of VNU to Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
Hanoi Forum 2018, an international academic conference co-hosted by Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) to be held from November 8 to November 10, will bring together scientists, leading researchers, politicians, international organizations from around the world to discuss climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

The Paris Agreement 2015 on climate change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 create and promote the transformation of the existing development model to a new one of low-carbon, resiliency and sustainability. It is a great opportunity for the nations worldwide, especially, the developing countries, to consider adopting a more sustainable development model in the context of global challenges.

Initiated by VNU, Hanoi Forum is an international academic conference that encourages the realization of sustainable development through scientific research, technology and international academic exchange. In addition, the Forum will also discuss practical socio-economic issues in Vietnam to provide the central government, ministries, industry sectors and local governments with relevant policy consultation.

Selecting "Adapting to Climate Change", the 13th of the 17 sustainable development goals, as the focus of discussion entitled “Towards Sustainable Development – Response to Climate Change for Sustainability and Security”, Hanoi Forum 2018 encourages interdisciplinary studies as well as incorporates science and technology to improve the effectiveness of climate change response, especially, in the Asia – Pacific region.

Hanoi Forum 2018 aims to bring together scientists, leading researchers, policy makers and international organizations from around the world. In addition to its five specialist sections, the Forum will also hold two policy dialogues on the natural resources management in the Mekong Delta and urbanization; construction and development of the Red River Delta.

Over the past years, VNU has pioneered in offering a Master's degree in Climate Change and Sustainability Science, as well as promoting scientific research in these areas. With the initiative of co-organizing the Hanoi Forum with the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, VNU hopes to contribute scientifically to coping with global challenges and offer a forum for policy dialogue based on scientific research as well as further promote international academic cooperation in this pretty new field.

Hanoi Forum 2018 invites researchers from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at our forum via Hanoi Forum 2018 website at

Further details and updates can be found at or by contacting Dr. Truong Ngoc Kiem – Secretary-General, Hanoi Forum Secretariat, through email:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) Chairman Hoesung Lee had a speech at VNU on climate change on October 25, 2016

 Sinh Vu - VNU Media
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