German helps Vietnam tackle climate change

By Minh Hung, Thanh Nien News

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German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation's Vietnam country director Jochem Lange (R) and Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vietnamese deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment signing the agreement. Photo credit: GIZ German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation's Vietnam country director Jochem Lange (R) and Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vietnamese deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment signing the agreement. Photo credit: GIZ
Vietnam has launched a 4-million-euro project to strengthen state management in response to climate change, which will be funded with German aids.
The project will run from 2014-2018 and implemented by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment and German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).
It focuses on four components related to the implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAS) in Vietnam, which aim to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions and help transform an economy towards low-carbon growth, combining development and climate change mitigation.
“We are especially happy that this new project is the very first technical cooperation project that Germany and GIZ is implementing with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as lead political partner and the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment as implementation partner,” GIZ Vietnam’s country director Jochem Lange told Thanh Nien News.
“With this new project, the German Government and GIZ now join efforts with the Vietnamese Government on climate change mitigation using GIZ’s expertise and worldwide experience in supporting countries to reduce green house gas emissions through NAMAs,” he said.
According to GIZ, the best practices and lessons learnt from this project are expected to benefit other local NAMAs projects and other countries through regional and global dialogues and peer-to-peer learning management systems.

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