|Vĩnh Tân 4 thermal coal-fired power plant in the central province of Bình Thuận. Environmentalists have long decried Việt Nam’s reliance on coal-fired power, frequently linked with the exacerbation of global warming. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is reviewing and updating the country’s carbon emission target to better comply with the Paris agreement on climate change and prepare for the global assessment later this year.
Deputy minister of environment and natural resources Võ Tuấn Nhân announced the review during a consultation workshop on Wednesday, where international partners such as UNDP and EU contributed ideas and technical expertise to help the country reduce its emissions.
Deputy minister Nhân said that Việt Nam started its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) back in June last year and the report has been mostly completed. The greenhouse gas mitigation component focuses primarily on energy-related policies, industrial and agricultural production, land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and waste.
Evaluation of data needed for calculating costs and the feasibility of greenhouse gas mitigation in various areas and opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emission between 2020 and 2030 were also discussed.
At the event, the review team proposed 45 plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, industry, energy and LULUCF to achieve a cut of more than 299 million tonnes of CO2 between 2020 and 2030.
The team is working to review the local status of climate change adaptation, calculate losses and damage and benefits of integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation, and evaluate impacts of Việt
Hoàng Anh, an expert from the agriculture ministry and a member of the NDC review team, suggested the NDC include issues like Agriculture 4.0, organic agriculture and aquaculture.
According to Prof. Trần Thức, vice chairman of the advisory council for the National Committee on Climate Change, the NDC is one of Việt
After signing the global climate agreement in
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