Vietnam Pledges to Realize Commitments At COP26
|Focusing on developing clean and green energy is one of Vietnam's efforts to implement commitments at COP26. Photo: VGP
Reporting on the implementation of Vietnam's commitments, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said that at COP26, Vietnam joined 147 countries in committing to bring net emissions to "zero," and joined 103 countries in committing to reduce global methanol emissions.
Vietnam also joined 140 countries in Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on forests and land use, and with 48 countries to join the global declaration on converting coal power to clean energy.
The country joined 150 countries participating in the Adaptation Action Coalition.
Vietnam is actively implementing international commitments, especially commitments since COP26, appreciated by the international community.
Ministries and branches make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
From commitments at COP26, ministries have been organizing and developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Specifically, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment completed and published the report on offshore wind and wave energy potential in coastal areas to serve the development of renewable energy and wind power projects.
The Ministry completed and submitted to the Government a Decree amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 40/2016/ND-CP and Decree No. 11/2021/ND-CP regulating the allocation of marine areas to organizations, and individuals to utilize and use marine resources.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment guided the implementation of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2022.
It includes emission reduction targets for each sector and climate change adaptation with implementation measures.
The Ministry coordinated with the Ministry of Finance to complete the project to develop the carbon market in Vietnam, and worked with ministries and branches to complete a project implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) Declaration.
For agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development developed and issued a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (including methanol gas) in the agricultural and rural development sector for the period 2021-2030, vision to 2050.
The Ministry planned to implement the Glasgow Declaration on forests and land use, reviewed carbon credit exchange projects implemented initiatives participated at COP26.
|Develop public transportation and green transportation to improve air quality and reduce emissions in a sustainable way. Photo: VNA
Enterprises participating in green transformation
Recently, many state-owned corporations have taken actions to accompany the government, implementing research and gradually reducing fossil energy sources, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) reviewed and proposed amendments to legal documents. They updated and supplemented policy mechanisms, strategies, and development plans of each industry and field in accordance with the commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group developed plans to control the demand for coal exploitation and use and implemented clean energy conversion goals according to a roadmap consistent with the commitments.
Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) brought to the market petroleum products with low emission standards and biofuels.
They participate in the energy infrastructure market for electric vehicles (by the end of 2022, they coordinated with Vinfast to install 100 electric charging stations at Petrolimex gas stations).
Petrolimex organized strategic research into new product lines such as hydrogen and eFuels to partially replace fossil fuels in the future.
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