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Monday, September 26, 2022

Vietnam’s efforts to realize COP26 commitments

Updated: 10:47’ - 26/07/2022
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in such spheres as energy, transportation, construction material production, agriculture and waste treatment is one of the main objectives of a scheme  to realize the country’s commitments made at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Nine turbines have been installed under Nam Binh 1 wind power project in Dak Song district, Dak Nong province.__Photo: Internet

Prime Minister Decision 888/QD-TTg dated July 25, approving the Scheme on tasks and solutions to implement outcomes of the COP26, says that by 2030, greenhouse gas emissions in the energy industry will be cut by 32.6 percent; agriculture, 43 percent; and forestry and land use, 70 percent.

Commuters are encouraged to use electricity and green energy, and all of them should use biofuel E5 RON 92 by 2030.

By 2030, renewable energy, including hydroelectricity, and wind, solar and biomass power, will make up at least 33 percent of the total electricity output, according to the Scheme.

To that end, the Scheme puts forth major tasks and solutions, including the improvement of mechanisms, policies and laws, promotion of administrative reform, and improvement of the business investment environment; development of renewable energy and energy storage technologies; green urban development; development of ecological, circular, low-carbon agriculture; protection, conservation and sustainable use and development of forests; protection and restoration of natural resources and development of natural ecosystems; climate change response; and scientific research and innovation promotion.

The Scheme also mentions the establishment of a national renewable energy center, and the possibility for Vietnam to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to accelerate energy transition and mobilize funds for climate change response and energy transition activities.- (VLLF)

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