After four years implementation, the most relevant achievements and key results of the project NAMA project were presented to a large audience of more than 100 Vietnamese and international climate change stakeholders on 30 October 2018 in Hanoi.
The workshop was co-chaired by Le Cong Thanh, Deputy Minister of MONRE and Jörg Rüger, First Secretary, German Embassy in Viet Nam. Le Cong Thanh highlighted that the NAMA Project has significantly contributed to the government’s achievements in addressing climate change, including issuance of the Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) and the country´s successful submission of its (I)NDC.
The project has assisted Viet Nam in developing important climate change policies and has contributed to improving cross-sectoral cooperation between agencies and development partners. Milestones and major outcomes of the project were presented by representatives from the project’s partners, the Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (IMHEN), MONRE´s Department of Climate Change (DCC), and GIZ. Additional input was provided by Professor Tran Thuc, Vice Chairman of the Viet Nam Panel on Climate Change.
From 2014 to 2018, the project was jointly implemented by GIZ and IMHEN under MONRE, commissioned by BMU in the context of its International Climate Initiative (IKI). Its major achievements are as follows:
• Advise for the development of Viet Nam´s contribution to international climate change efforts in the form of its (Intended) Nationally Determined Contribution, (I)NDC to the Paris Agreement;
• Support for the development of a national action plan for NDC implementation, the Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA);
• Extensive capacity building for Viet Nam’s delegations to international climate conferences under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
• Set-up of a monitoring framework that allows the tracking of progress towards implementing the national action plan;
• Establishment of a prototype for a national NDC Portal which serves the monitoring and reporting of climate actions and thereby enhances transparency and accountability under the Paris Agreement, and
• Development of two bankable Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that aim at reducing Viet Nam´s greenhouse gas emissions. One NAMA targets the development of a climate-friendly bus infrastructure for big cities. The second one focuses on the application of energy efficiency measures and rooftop solar power in the textile industry.
Results from the project pave the way for a continuous technical cooperation on climate change between the German BMU and MONRE under the upcoming project “Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”, (SIPA).