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Vietnam commits to reduce at least 8% of greenhouse gases by 2030

Updated at Friday, 28 Sep 2018, 22:22
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam is among the world`s most countries severely affected by climate change and its related disasters.
Vietnam commits to reduce at least 8% of greenhouse gases and will try to reduce greenhouse gases by 25% when receiving positive support from developed countries by 2030.
 
the discussion with theme “Climate Change: Where do we stand, Where do we go and how?” on September 28. Photo: Ha Phuong
The discussion with theme “Climate Change: Where do we stand, Where do we go and how?” on September 28. Photo: Ha Phuong
The statement was made by Director of the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Tang The Cuong at the discussion themed “Climate Change: Where do we stand, Where do we go and how?” on September 28.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in coordination with the European Union Delegation to Vietnam (UNDP) in the context of the annual European climate diplomacy week. The discussion aimed to raise public awareness on the urgent need to collectively addressing climate change.
For the effort in the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Cuong affirmed that Vietnam is one of the active countries in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Accordingly, nearly 50 out of 63 provinces and cities throughout the country have implemented plans to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Sharing about the European Union (EU) support programs for developing countries, including Vietnam for climate change, EU Ambassador Bruno Angelet said that Vietnam is one of the countries most severely affected by climate change and its related disasters.  
“Consistent to its international commitments regarding Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals, the EU is actively helping Vietnam on mitigation through energy sector reform, and adaptation through funding studies on climate change impact and appropriate adaptation measures,” said Bruno Angelet.
For the issues related to garbage classification in Vietnam, Tang The Cuong said that since 2000, the Vietnamese government has implemented the garbage classification program in some localities, but due to the lack of synchronous implementation, these project soon failed.
In recent years, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have implemented a number of waste treatment projects, such as the Project for Implementation Support for 3R Initiative in Hanoi supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam from 2016 to 2017. This project has been implemented throughout Hanoi and achieved much success thanks to the support from communication, creating the motivation for people. However, Cuong said that in addition to the support from foreign organizations or government policies, the habits and awareness of people also need to change to minimize the impact of climate change.
Ha Phuong
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