Vietnam firmly dedicated to combating global warming

Vietnam integrates solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change, with the aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Speaking at the workshop titled "Support to Vietnam for the implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA), Jens Schmid-Kreye, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation and Development at the German Embassy in Vietnam said, "The Vietnamese government and people can depend on the assistance of the German government to help the country strive towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement."

Vietnam aggressively implementing the Paris Agreement
Jens Schmid-Kreye, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation and Development, Embassy of Germany in Vietnam.

Schmid-Kreye urged Vietnamese agencies and sectors to continue "joining hands and working collaboratively towards the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 by implementing the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Just Energy Transition Partnership." Vietnamese ministries and sectors are integrating strategic policies and plans with solutions to execute the NDC to provide a foundation and legal framework for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), stated that Phase I of the project concluded with many noteworthy results and accomplishments in assisting various ministries and sectors in meeting their climate commitments. The second phase of the project will commence with new plans and objectives.

"We hope that the German government will assist in improving the systems and technical regulations of the industries in Vietnam, which is a developing country but also works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the ozone layer," said Tan.

Vietnam is one of the nations most severely impacted by climate change, and so is firmly dedicated to collaborating with the international community to combat global warming.

During the COP26 conference, Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh pledged to achieve 0 net emissions by 2050. The government has pledged to increase the unconditional emission reduction rate from 9 per cent to 15.8 per cent, and the conditional emission reduction rate from 27 per cent to 43.5 per cent.

The project has already made significant contributions, such as consulting and supporting the process of establishing a policy and legislative framework on climate change after almost four years of implementation, and bolstering the national ability to manage and coordinate the implementation of the NDC and the Paris Agreement.

The government ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016 and developed a roadmap for its implementation. Since that time, the Vietnamese government has enforced this accord with determination.

The VN-SIPA project is jointly implemented by the MoNRE and the German Development Agency (GIZ), under the direction of the ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Planning and Investment, Transport, Construction, and the provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.

VN-SIPA has coordinated with partners, including in the private sector, to successfully pilot three ecosystem-based adaptation solutions for urban areas in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh, and five farming models based on ecosystems and smart agriculture that adapt to climate change in Ha Tinh.

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Source: VIR