Tasks, solutions set out to fulfil Việt Nam's COP26 commitments

July, 26/2022 - 13:47
Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành on Monday signed a decision approving the project on tasks and solutions to implement the outcomes of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
A wind power project in the central province of Quảng Trị. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồ Cầu

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành on Monday signed a decision approving the project on tasks and solutions to implement the outcomes of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The project targets activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in spheres such as energy, transportation, construction material production and agriculture while stepping up waste treatment.

Commuters are encouraged to use electricity and green energy and switch to biofuel E5 RON 92 by 2030. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions in the energy industry will be cut by 32.6 per cent; agriculture, 43 per cent; and forestry and land use, 70 per cent.

By 2030, renewable energy, including hydroelectricity, wind, solar and biomass power, will account for at least 33 per cent of the total electricity output, according to the project.

To that end, the project puts forth major tasks and solutions, including the consolidation of mechanisms, policies and laws.

Furthermore, it encourages administrative reform; renewable energy development; energy storage technologies; the reduction of gas emissions in transport and construction material production; green urban development; circular, low-carbon agriculture; the protection, preservation and sustainable use and development of forests; climate change response; and scientific research and innovation.

The project also mentions the establishment of a national renewable energy centre, and the possibility of Việt Nam joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to accelerate the energy transition and mobilise funding for climate change response and energy transition activities. — VNS