20. April 2018

In April 2018, UfU and a delegation of the German Environmental Ministry (BMU) met for a workshop in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Hanoi with representatives of the CPEP project partners, including MSP, the Vietnam Environmental Administration, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, the Vietnam Land Science Association, and the mining companies Nui Phao and Vinacomin, the operators of the mines where the project’s pilot plantations of energy crops were implemented.

In the workshop the project partners discussed preliminary results from the three project sites, where the cultivation  of energy crops was tested, exchanged lessons learned, and provided an outlook on the planned work during the remaining project duration.

Due to the project’s promising results and the potential for similar activities in Vietnam, the project partners expressed their support for an extension of the project in order to validate the collected data in long term investigations, and for the further implementation of the generated knowledge on the interrelations between climate protection and the cultivation of energy crops on post-mining sites in Vietnam.

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