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Closing of the NAMA Project

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…

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CATALYZING SUPPORT FOR NDC IMPLEMENTATION IN ASIA

Asia LEDS Partnership Forum 2017 Catalyzing Support for NDC Implementation in Asia The ALP Forum 2017 focuses on Catalyzing Support for NDC Implementation in Asia. The forum will showcase a multitude of tools, methodologies, implementation frameworks and success stories from the region, contributing to the achievement of country NDCs (Nationally Determined Contribution). The relevance and importance of, and means to achieve transparency in NDC implementation and monitoring will be discussed at the Forum. Sub-national Integration and its benefits for accelerating…

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Information Matters

Information Matters In collaboration with the GIZ global project “Information Matters” , the GIZ NAMA project also supports Viet Nam in strengthening in-country capacities for reporting on climate change. The focus was on the preparation of Viet Nam’s second Biennial Update Report (BUR), which has been submitted to the UNFCCC in November 2017 during COP 23. Link Paper Information Matter Link BUR 2

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(I)NDC Implementation

Support for the implementation of Viet Nam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) As a follow-up to the successful submission of Viet Nam’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC in 2015, which the project has been supporting, the project will continue to provide support to the Government of Viet Nam with the revision of its NDC and the preparation of its implementation in the context of the Paris Agreement. This includes: Support for the development of the Plan for the…

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Support for climate change negotiations

Strengthening capacities for international climate change negotiations As part of this objective, the project provides capacity-development training to strengthen the Vietnamese delegation to the UN climate change conferences in terms of content, negotiation techniques and logistics. Activity highlights include: Continuous provision of training courses and seminars on climate negotiations for the Vietnamese delegation and the delivery of technical input to delegation meetings; Support for the participation of Vietnamese delegates in various meetings under the UNFCCC framework, such as COP 20,…

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MRV for NAMAs

Support for the establishment of a MRV System The project aims to strengthen Viet Nam’s capacities for ambitious reporting and to provide MONRE with technical support for the establishment of a robust MRV system, which combines emissions (GHG inventories), mitigation actions and policies (e.g. emission reduction efforts from sectoral NAMAs) and support. Activity highlights include: Development and piloting of an MRV Portal as a tool for knowledge management and data-sharing among MONRE agencies and line ministries; Development of materials and…

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Two bankable NAMAs

Identification and development of two bankable NAMAs The project provides conceptual advice on the identification of criteria and indicators for NAMAs, and their potential impact and co-benefits. Two bankable NAMAs, including feasibility studies, MRV systems and financing plans, are being developed and will be submitted to potential donors for funding. Main achievements in the development process included the following: Creation of a shortlist of potential NAMAs based on feasibility, mitigation potential and attractiveness; Development of a NAMA proposal on sustainable…

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Institutional arrangements for NAMAs and MONRE

Institutional capacity building for MONRE to coordinate, develop and implement NAMAs This component consists of advising MONRE on the institutional arrangements of NAMA management and coordination. In addition, a guiding document for NAMA development in Viet Nam will be elaborated. Activity highlights include: Elaboration of options for NAMA institutional arrangements; Consultation workshops on the creation of NAMA institutional arrangements with the participation of key ministries and organisations; Study tour in Mexico for key Vietnamese ministry representatives to gain insight into…

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GHANA HOLDS PRE-COP23 FESTIVAL IN ACCRA

Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra By Lydia Asamoah, GNA, Accra, Oct. 25, GNA – As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled for November 6th to 17th, would be…

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Transport Sector

This overview provides some examples for important NAMA related projects in the transport sector in Viet Nam.   PROJECTS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR Project Type Name of Project Delivery organization Funded by Key deliverable(s) Duration Further information NAMA  Low Carbon Bus NAMA GIZ, UNDP with MONRE, MOT   To reduce emissions in the urban transport sector by applying more efficient, low carbon bus technologies, operational improvements and shifting from private to public transport 15 years Link NAMA  Production and application…

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Building Sector

This overview provides some examples for important NAMA related projects in the building sector in Viet Nam.   PROJECTS IN THE BUILDING SECTOR Project Type Name of Project Delivery organization Funded by Key deliverable(s) Duration Further information NAMA and LEDS support Improving Energy Efficiency in commercial buildings and high-rises in Viet Nam UNDP with Department of Science, Technology and Environment (MOC) GEF, UNDP, private sector, MOC, MOIT (1) Improvement and Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Building Code; (2) Building Market Development…

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