Best Available Techniques are technically and economically applicable techniques which help to prevent and control pollution. It includes in-the-process-integrated and end-of-pipe techniques to minimize the emissions and the impact on the ambient environment. Best Available Techniques have been widely applied in the EU countries as well as in the US, India, Korea and Japan.
To promote a dialogue on this topic and to provide the opportunity of sharing international experiences as well as expertise, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Vietnam (HSF), organized a workshop on “Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Consultation on the BAT-regulations in the (revised) Law on Environmental Protection” in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
Industrial pollution is still one of the main challenges in Vietnam. According to the steel industry association, for example, the greenhouse gas emission in the steel industry is estimated to reach 38 mtCO2e in 2020. To develop a comprehensive approach on BAT, different stakeholders must be considered.
Therefore, representatives from relevant line-ministries and departments of the National Assembly, from industrial association and big industrial corporations and international experts came together during the event to discuss the applicability of BAT in Vietnam as well as the application approach and a potential roadmap.