Science and technology at the service of the environment

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Scientists take part in the “Science and Technology for Environmental Protection” workshop on May 14 in Hanoi.

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The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 2022 the International Year of the Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development. The United Nations stresses that the application of basic sciences is necessary for advances in medicine, industry, agriculture, water resources, energy planning, the environment, communication and culture. New sciences and technologies serve the needs of humanity by providing access to information and improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities and societies.

“In Vietnam, the awareness of environmental protection and the importance of science and technology in this field still needs to be developed more widely and deeply”said Associate Professor Phan Thi Ha Duong, Associate Director of the International Center for Research and Training in Mathematics (ICRTM).

This year’s Science and Technology Day, held on 14 May in Hanoi, was dedicated to the theme “Science and Technology in the Service of the Environment”.

“The event is aimed at disseminating knowledge from science to practice in the country on environmental protection”said Phan Thi Ha Duong, the organizer of the event. “The event was attended by theoretical scientists, as well as leading experts and managers in the field of measurement of environmental indicators, new materials, biospheres, as well as clean air networks of Vietnam.”she added.

Four public lectures

Science and Technology Day 2022 included four public lectures and an expert seminar. The first lecture on the topic “Physics in Air Quality Monitoring” was given by Associate Professor Dr.R. Ding Van Trung, director of the Institute of Physics, and director of the International Center for Physics.

During the second conference, Professor D.R Dinh Nho Hao, president of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Mathematics, has been dealing with “upside down mathematics around us”.

The third conference “Hydro – an environmentally friendly fuel?” was presented by Associate Professor, Dr. Chan Dinh Fong, Co-Director of the Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

The last lecture was devoted to “Systems thinking in the creation and management of UNESCO Biosphere Zones in Vietnam”. Speaker, Professor, Dr.R Nguyen Hoang Tri, Chairman of the National Committee of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program, has successfully managed, established and nominated 11 biosphere reserves in Vietnam for the UNESCO list.

The goal of creating UNESCO Biosphere Reserves around the world, as well as in Vietnam, is to achieve “harmony between man and nature,” emphasized Nguyen Hoang Tri, namely conservation for development and development for conservation.

To successfully achieve the above goal, the principles of “respect for differences” and “community participation” in all areas with the scientific basis of SLIQ (systems thinking – systems thinking, landscape planning – landscaping, cross-sectoral coordination – interdisciplinary coordination, economics of quality – economics of quality) must be respected and strictly implemented. ).

Nui Chua Biosphere Reserve (Binh Thuan Province, center), one of the 11 biosphere zones of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO.

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Science and Technology Day 2022: “Science and Technology for the Environment” ended with a workshop on “Science and Technology for the Environment” in the presence of five scientific theoretical experts, as well as leading experts and leaders in the field of environmental measurement. indicators, new materials and biospheres. The experts discussed the diffusion of knowledge into the practice of science and its impact on environmental protection.

This year the event was organized by the International Center for Physics (ICP) and the International Center for Research and Teaching in Mathematics (ICRTM). These two scientific institutions under the Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology were established in 2021 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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