Vietnam requests UNDP to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Thursday - 31/08/2017 08:20
The Ministry of Construction has issued Document No.1860/BXD-KHCN to the United Nations Development Programme Office (UNDP) in Hanoi on requesting assistance to develop proposals for implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the cement industry.
Vietnam requests UNDP to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

From February 2014 to the end of 2016, with funding from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), the Ministry of Construction has implemented the project "Capacity Building and Assistance to Develop Action Plan for Emission Reduction Greenhouse gases in cement production in Vietnam". During the implementation, the project has analyzedand calculated greenhouse gas emissions; constructed emission baselines; identified the potential for emission reduction; proposed a list of technical solutions; forecasted financial budget for the implementation of solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the cement industry.

On July 26, 2017, the Minister of Construction issued the "Greenhouse Gas Emission Action Plan for the Cement Industry by 2020, with a vision towards 2030".

In order to continue to implement the above-mentioned results and to implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for the cement industry, the Ministry of Construction requested UNDP to support the study and development of the project proposal tomobilize international and domestic resources for implementing greenhouse gas emission reduction solutions in the cement industry. Greenhouse gas emission reduction solutions in the cement industry play an important role in achieving the goal of emission underNationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Vietnam, contributing to joint efforts of the international community in implementing and achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Author: Bùi thọ

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