Damage caused by climate change (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Heads of international development partners will be invited to a high-level policy forum which is slated for March, 2016 to prepare for Vietnam’s implementation of the Paris Agreement 2015, according to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) and foreign development partners, will look to carry out the agreement on the target of enhancing global response to the urgent threats of climate change, which was approved by involved parties at the 21 st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

Vietnam’s key partners, including the United Nations Development Programme, the UK and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, are ready to support the country in building action plans to implement the deal.

Technical meetings between relevant ministries, partners and experts are scheduled during the policy forum, to increase mutual understanding of the agreement’s impacts on Vietnam.

A joint statement on methods ensuring Vietnam’s readiness to perform the deal will be reached between the NCCC and foreign partners at the forum. It will be a significant basis for Vietnam to build a specific action plan upon, while orienting the implementation of the deal in the years to come.

On December 12, 2015, representatives from 195 nations approved a historical accord in Paris to stop global warning and usher in an energy revolution.

The Paris accord sets a target of limiting warming of the planet to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius. To do so, emissions of greenhouse gases will need to peak “as soon as possible”, followed by rapid reductions.

Developed countries agreed to provide at least 100 billion USD a year from 2020, to help developing countries.-VNA