Dr. Nguyen Trung Viet was born in Ha Noi (1957). He is a senior advisor to the director of DONRE on Climate Change and International Relations, Head of advisory group to Climate Change Steering Boad of HCMC. He obtained his BE degree in the Ha Noi Construction University (1979), Msc degree at the Asian Institute of Technology AIT (1987) and PhD at Wageningen University (the Netherlands) (1999). He was a lecturer of the HCMC Polytechnic University (1980 – 1995) and has been lecturer of Van Lang University since 1995. He was Head of Solid Waste Management division (HCMC DONRE) (2003 – 2012) and Director of HCMC Climate Change Bureau (2012 – 2015).