Vietnam seeks consultation for draft national strategy on climate change until 2050

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(VOVWORLD) - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted a worshop in Hanoi  on Tuesday to collect ideas for the draft national strategy on climate change until 2050. 
Vietnam seeks consultation for draft national strategy on climate change until 2050 - ảnh 1Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh speaks at the workshop.

Deputy Minister Le Cong Thanh said that the strategy clarifies a roadmap to realise Vietnam’s commitments at COP26, as well as solutions to reach the target of bringing net emissions to zero by 2050.

 “As a country hard hit by climate change, Vietnam is accelerating the implementation of international commitments on climate change. We submitted the nationally determined contribution (NDC) in 2015 and updated it in 2020, incorporated greenhouse gas emission reduction in the environmental protection law,” he said.    

Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, said that she hopes the long-term strategy will create a widespread and sustainable foundation for other important climate change related plans and policies.

“UNDP looks forwards to working with the Government of Vietnam and all partners to finalizing and implementing the climate change strategy, bringing the best of national efforts and international cooperation together to forge a net zero future by 2050 where no one is left behind,” she said.

The draft national strategy on climate change until 2050 aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to adapt to climate change, reduce its vulnerability and losses caused by climate change, and achieve the target of net-zero emissions.

It also aims to make full use of opportunities to speed up the transformation of the growth model, enhance the resilience and competitiveness of the economy, and make positive and responsible contributions to international efforts in protecting the global climate.