Deputy Head of the Department of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change Nguyen Khac Hieu (R) speaks at the seminar (Source: VNA)
Paris (VNA) – Vietnam built an “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions" (INDC) report on climate change and is implementing the report in an effort to respond to climate change, said Nguyen Khac Hieu, Deputy Head of the Department of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change.

Hieu delivered a speech at a seminar on accelerating response to climate change after the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) and sharing nations’ experiences in climate change adaptation. The seminar was held by the EU in Paris on December 8.

Hieu told participants that in its INDC report, Vietnam strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

The country vows to cut 8 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with its internal resources, and an additional 25 percent if it is to receive international support.

It also pledges to actively cope with natural disasters, sea levels rising, and flooding in coastal and urban areas, while intensifying climate change supervision and ensuring social welfare.

Vietnam put forth greenhouse gas emission reduction measures in the fields of energy, transport, agriculture, forestry, land use and waste management. It focuses on using energies effectively and economically, using renewable energies, developing the public transport system, and extending the planting of mangrove forests at coastal areas.

The report received attention from participating delegates, as it clearly defines tasks that need to be completed and shows Vietnam’s strong commitment to the globe’s climate change response efforts.-VNA