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Forum to prepare VN for implementation of 2015 Paris Agreement

Update: January, 20/2016 - 08:39
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will invite heads of international development partners to a high-level policy forum in March to prepare for Viet Nam's implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. — Photo monre.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will invite heads of international development partners to a high-level policy forum in March to prepare for Viet Nam's implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) and foreign development partners will carry out the agreement, which aims to enhance the global response to climate change. It was approved by involved parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

Viet Nam's key partners, including the UN Development Programme, the UK and the Japan International Co-operation Agency, will help the country build action plans to implement the deal.

Technical meetings between relevant ministries, partners and experts are scheduled during the policy forum to increase mutual understanding about the agreement's impacts on Viet Nam.

The NCCC and foreign partners will reach a joint statement at the forum on methods to ensure Viet Nam's readiness to perform the deal.

On December 12, representatives from 195 nations approved a historical accord in Paris to stop global warning and usher in an energy revolution.

The Paris accord set a target of limiting warming of the planet to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius. To do so, emissions of greenhouse gases will need to peak "as soon as possible", followed by rapid reductions.

Developed countries agreed to provide at least US$100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries. — VNS

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