Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project supports the Government of Viet Nam in implementing its climate change objectives under the Paris Agreement. The project advises the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) on the regular revision of Viet Nam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and on the establishment of a legal framework on climate change. It helps boost MONRE’s inter-ministerial coordination capacities with regard to climate change. Viet Nam’s NDC implementation process is facilitated by the preparation and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Furthermore, the project implements ecosystem-based adaptation measures in two provinces and aims to scale up the experiences made here. Viet Nam’s capacities to develop a national adaptation plan are also being enhanced. By integrating the objectives of the NDC into a comprehensive national legal framework, Viet Nam is laying the foundations for sound and ambitious mid- to long-term climate change policies.
State of implementation/results
On 7 November 2018, the Vietnamese Government, the NDC Partnership and GIZ hosted a joint event to harmonize the contributions of development partners for the NDC implementation. Prior to the event, various donors and implementation organizations had already responded to a "request letter for support" from the Vietnamese Ministry of the Environment (MONRE), in which they announced concrete support proposals. The participants of the event agreed to the establishment of a forum in which development partners and the government would coordinate activities on climate protection and adaptation in Vietnam. The forum, which currently operates under the working title "NDC Implementation Platform", is scheduled to start work in mid-2019.
- At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24), Vietnam presented a concept for an "NDC Portal". The NDC Portal will enable the monitoring and assessment of the current state of implementation of the Paris Climate Convention in Vietnam. As an online tool, it will simplify the exchange of data and information between sector ministries and the Ministry of the Environment. The development and technical implementation of the portal is planned for 2019.