Motorists on a​ road in Ha Noi. Vehicle emissions are one of major sources of air pollution in the country's major cities.
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Solar power and vehicle emission standards will be part of highlighted measures in coping with climate change in 2016, according to a newly passed policy framework under the Support Programme on Response to Climate Change (SP-RCC).

Accordingly, pertinent agencies have been tasked with building state support mechanisms to develop solar electricity and mapping out the implementation of emission standards for mopeds and motorcycles.

Energy efficiency criteria for home refrigerators are expected to be tightened and a new forestry law will be devised to replace the current law on forest protection and development, among others.

Vietnam is committed to working closely with the international community and development partners in addressing climate change in order to achieve objectives set by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.-VNA