Vietnam, US agree to cooperate to cut carbon emissions

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Vietnam and the US signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to cooperate on low-carbon development, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The document, signed by Tran Hong Ha, Vietnamese deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment and Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the energy, agriculture, soil and forestry industries.

Under the MoU, Vietnamese and US experts will join hands to develop a national greenhouse gas inventory system, identifying sources of emissions for analysis to encourage energy efficiency and the production of renewable energy, while optimizing production in the agricultural and forestry sectors.

At the signing ceremony, Hormats expressed concern about the impact of climate change in Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta, and the challenges the country's energy development are facing, according to the VNA.

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