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New project targets large scale emissions reductions

Update: June, 11/2014 - 08:06
Many rice fields have died or suffered low productivity due to climate change impacts in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue

HA NOI (VNS ) — The Support to the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Project in Viet Nam was officially launched yesterday in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

NAMAs is an integrated, national scale mitigation project that allows potentially large-scale emission reductions by aligning national socio-economic development goals into preventative activities.

The project is being co-implemented by GIZ and the Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment.

It will run from 2014 to 2018 with a budget of up to four million euros (US$5.4 million) as part of the International Climate Initiative.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is supporting the initiative following a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen State management in response to climate change, and these efforts will monitored throughout. Attracting domestic and international funding will also be a priority.

These efforts will help realise the government's green house gas emission reduction targets under the National Green Growth Strategy.

The best practices and lessons learnt from this project are expected to benefit local NAMAs projects and other countries through regional and global dialogues and peer-to-peer exchanges. — VNS


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