On April 26, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), held a consultation workshop on the draft National Strategy on Climate Change in the Period to 2050.
“The draft National Strategy on Climate Change in the Period to 2050 reflects the qualitative change in the response to climate change in Vietnam. At the same time, it shows a roadmap to implement Vietnam’s commitments at COP26, as well as tasks and solutions to achieve net emissions to “zero” by 2050, ” Vice Minister Le Cong Thanh firmly affirmed.
The national strategy on climate change by 2050 aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to adapt to climate change, reduce vulnerability and losses caused by climate change, and achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, while fully exploiting opportunities to accelerate the transformation of the growth model, strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of the economy, and make a positive and responsible contribution to international efforts to protect the global climate.
At the same time, the draft strategy also provided for concrete sets of tasks and measures for individual sectors to adapt to climate change.
In developing the draft strategy, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment received support from the French Agency for Development (AFD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the Japanese Ministry of Environment. At the workshop, representatives of embassies, the Delegation of the European Union in Vietnam, the French Development Agency, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the GIZ gave further comments and recommendations for the draft strategy.
Source and more information: “Conference collects ideas on draft national strategy on climate change” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn, and “Bộ TN&MT tham vấn xây dựng Chiến lược quốc gia về biến đổi khí hậu đến năm 2050” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, accessed on 04.26.2022