Vietnam Enhances International Cooperation to Realize COP26 Commitments
|Planting mangroves near Thuy Trieu lagoon. Photo: VNA|
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha on July 11 had an online meeting with Alok Kumar Sharma, Minister for the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom and President for COP26, discussing cooperation in response to climate change.
At the meeting, COP26 President Alok Kumar Sharma discussed with Minister Tran Hong Ha about the implementation of commitments at COP26, the National Strategy on Climate Change by 2050, the update plan for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), and the content of Vietnam's Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).
Minister Tran Hong Ha said that Vietnam has drastically realized its commitments at COP26 and has made significant progress.
The National Strategy on Climate Change by 2050 has showed views on the roles, priorities, responsibilities, methods and resources for responding to climate change. It sets out general and specific goals on adaptation to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, shows the main targets in phases by 2030 and by 2050 to ensure net zero emissions.
The strategy also sets out tasks and solutions to adapt to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve institutions, strengthen potentials and resources to respond to climate change.
Minister Tran Hong Ha said that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has coordinated with foreign partners to mobilize experts and develop a plan to update the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in 2022.
The content of Vietnam's 2022 NDC will follow the 2020 content, adding actions to realize Vietnam's commitments at COP26.
|Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha had an online meeting with Alok Kumar Sharma, Minister for the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom and President for COP26. Photo: VNA|
Regarding Vietnam's Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), Minister Tran Hong Ha said that the parties had agreed to appoint the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment as the political focal point, the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Hoang Long as the technical focal point to deploy the contents.
Ha proposed relevant parties and the Group of Seven (G7) to soon define financial support commitments to help Vietnam carry out its transition process.
Regarding preparations for COP27, the minister said that the ministry is building Vietnam’s participation project to be submitted to the Prime Minister for consideration and approval.
Appreciating Vietnam’s actions and results achieved after COP26, Alok Kumar Sharma said that the British Government will accompany and assist Vietnam to fulfil the commitments at the conference and towards COP27.
The two sides agreed to have face-to-face meetings to promote actions to implement commitments and respond to climate change.
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