The First Myanmar Conference on “Green Economy and Green Growth”

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The first Myanmar Green Economy and Green Growth forum and conference was held two days (1st-2nd November 2011) in Naypidaw and another two days (3rd– 4th  November 2011) in Yangon to step forward realizing sustainable economic growth in the country.

The event was organized by prominent Myanmar based NGOs and foundations. Myanmar Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was attended the conference. The environment conservation and forestry minister, U Win Tin said, “Being developing country, Myanmar need technological transferring particularly for the development of renewable energy through solar, wind and tidal power. He said the experiences of other countries would “provide an opportunity to develop a road map for green growth for Myanmar”.

Myanmar is one of the world’s least developed countries but it is rich in natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals and teaks. Myanmar urged developed nations to share their green technologies, in the military-backed government’s latest effort to reach out global community.

U Nay Htun, a research professor at Stony Brook University in New York said “The first Green Economy and Green Growth forum and conference is an important step that will propel Myanmar to a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, innovative, competitive, prosperous and safe future”.

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