Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

  • Barriers removal to the cost-effective development and implementation of energy efficiency standards and labeling (BRESL)

    Rapid economic growth in Viet Nam over a sustained period has seen demand for energy begin to exceed supply. If left unchecked, this could put a brake on the steady growth of the economy and threaten the continual gains towards poverty reduction this has brought Viet Nam.

  • Strengthening Sustainable Development and Climate Planning

    Key results 2009: During the course of 2009 the project commenced operations. During the inception phase and initial roll out the following activities were implemented: 1. Inception report finished and agreed upon; the inception report laid out the conceptual framework for the project; 2. Initiated an assessment on impacts of mainstreaming sustainable development in the Social Economic Development Plan 2006-2010; 3. Agreed and develop a priority agenda of 8 priority issues which MPI is facing and need to be addressed by the project; 4. Organized a Policy Dialogue with international donors on financial mechanism to support Sustainable Development and Climate Change Responses; 5. Organized a Policy Update for senior staff of the Party Central Office on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change”.

  • Strengthening Institutional Capacity For Disaster Risk Management In Viet Nam Including Climate Change Related Risks (SCDM Phase II)

    The UNDP Vietnam, working in close partnership with MARD, Oxfam, the Vietnamese Red Cross and Vietnamese Women’s Union, is engaged with the development of implementation guidelines, an M&E framework, training materials and financial implementation modalities. In addition the UN has taken a lead in providing support to the Government with the drafting of the law on disaster risk management through activities implemented with MARD. The law on disaster risk management embeds international commitments, such as the Hyogo Framework for Action and the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response, to address the needs of those at risk.

OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTERS

Viet Nam, a natural disaster prone country particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, faces new challenges as it continues its development journey. A growing population, increased urbanization and rapid economic development are posing great pressures on natural resources and the environment, while economic growth patterns and technologies are not energy efficient, leading to rising greenhouse gas emissions. Together, these high impact issues have collided to threaten the country’s sustainable development. UNDP has been quick to help Viet Nam identify and respond to these challenges in an agile and sustainable manner. The ONE Plan 2012-2016, under which UNDP operates, sets targets to support the Government in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements to achieve Millennium Development Goals and Viet Nam’s development targets.

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