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International climate initiative workshop provides an insight of Vietnam’s pathway to net-zero emission by 2050 and to a climate-resilient and nature-positive development
IKI Workshop, © GIZ/Ben Media
Hanoi, 12 May 2022. The „Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement“ (SIPA) project, serving as an interface for all IKI projects in Viet Nam, organised a workshop on Thursday under the overarching topic: Vietnam’s pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050 and to a climate-resilient and nature-positive development.
The newly announced commitment of the Vietnamese Prime Minister to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 during COP26 has set an inspiring background for the workshop. This created an opportunity to enable knowledge transfer and exchange on shared challenges, synergies and scaling-up potential of IKI projects among participants, namely IKI implementers, Vietnamese partners and representatives of German donors. „On behalf of the German Government, let me express my highest appreciation to the Vietnamese government for the decision to pursue a climate neutrality path for Vietnam. Apart from the net-zero announcement made at COP26, we also very much welcome Vietnam’s further commitments to phase out coal-fueled power generation by the end of the 2040s, to reduce methane emissions by 30 % until 2030 and to stop deforestation by 2030.“ said Mr. Weert Boerner, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy.
The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is currently funding 39 bilateral, regional and global projects, 7 of which are bilateral projects with a volume of EUR 24.3 million. „Within the IKI, Vietnam is one of our focus countries, and we are very grateful for our good, trusting and long-standing cooperation with Vietnam,“ said Dr. Philipp Behrens, Head of Division, International Climate Initiative (IKI), general issues of bilateral cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development and Climate Actions (BMWK), Germany.
Representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Transport and the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation shared insights on the first steps taken by the Vietnamese Government so far after COP26, as well as the road ahead toward a net-zero future for Vietnam. „We look forward to the long-term support from the German Government and IKI specifically for our pathway towards a net-zero, climate-resilient and nature-positive future for Vietnam,“ said Mr. Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Vietnam. Attention was also paid to biodiversity and resource efficiency for a climate-resilient and nature-positive development.
The Workshop continued on the following day with a visit to a number of project fields by the German Delegation.