Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

  • In line with recommendations from the UNFCCC 16th COP held in Cancun in 2011 that REDD+ activities be implemented in phases, this UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme (“Programme”) is broadly equivalent to the Cancun second phase, in which countries are to focus on “the implementation of national policies and measures and national strategies or action plans that could involve further capacity-building, technology development and transfer and results-based demonstration activities”. The estimated implementation period of the Programme is three years from early 2013 (or as soon as preparation for implementation is completed.)

  • The specific project objective is to strengthen the capacity of policy makers and stakeholders in the industry sector to reduce GHG emissions, enhance climate resilience and exploit associated green trade opportunities. The project will address this by removing barriers that are restricting industrial enterprises in Viet Nam to adopt technologies, industrial processes, business and trade practices to improve resource efficiency, which results in reduced GHG emissions, enhanced resilience to climate change impacts and improved productivity and competitiveness in national and international markets. The project will begin by identifying the policy and market barriers to more resource efficient – or more sustainable – industrial production through analysis of the entire value chain associated with selected industrial products, as well as the operation of the industrial process. On the basis of this analysis, and an assessment of international best practice, the project will demonstrate the practical steps policy makers can take to improve the incentives for industry to invest in sustainable industrial production. It will also highlight the opportunities that exist for business to invest in sustainable industrial production, including industrial enterprises, as well as financial institutions and consulting firms providing a service to industry.

  • The project aims to address increasing climate risks to critical infrastructure assets in Northern Provinces of Vietnam that are particularly exposed to climate change related disasters.

  • 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.

  • The project's objective is to support the building of awareness, institutional, scientific and technical capacity for the effective implementation off the National Strategy on Climate Change at some ministries and localities, making a contribution to the implementation off the Party Central Committee’s Resolution N0 24-NQ/TW on on actively responding to climate change, strengthening resource management and environmental protection.

  • The Project has the goal to reduce intensity of GHG emissions from the building sector in Viet Nam. The project objective is to improve the energy utilization performance of commercial and high-rise residential buildings in Ho Chi Minh and Ha Noi.

  • Viet Nam has been invited to join the BIOFIN Initiative and the financial partners to BIOFIN are highly supportive of Viet Nam’s participation. Through technical and financial support, BIOFIN can assist Viet Nam to assess the current financial flows to biodiversity protection and develop appropriate action plans and mechanisms to improve the flow and sustainability of finance. Furthermore, it will assist in costing the implementation of the recently undated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).

  • The National Capacity Self-Assessment set out the barriers to implementing the Rio Conventions and the capacity needs. This project builds directly on the NCSA findings and recommendations, addressing many of the important capacity needs identified therein. Capacity development, notably at the provincial level, will be a key force running through all Outputs in this Project.

  • The project’s goal isto contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity in Viet Nam. The project’s development objective is to develop and implement a national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework, build national capacities and support an ABS Agreement based on Traditional Knowledge and Public-Private Partnership.

  • The project’s immediate objective is to establish new wetland protected areas and create capacities for their effective management to mitigate existing and emerging threats from connected landscapes.

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