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Hanoi (VNA) – A conference themed “Just Energy Transition: From Research to Practice” was held in Hanoi on June 26 to share research results in just energy transition in Vietnam and share international experience in this issue.

The event was jointly held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Vietnam Office, and the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID).

VUSTA Vice President Nghiem Vu Khai said the transition from fossil-based energies to renewable ones is an inevitable trend, for not only climate targets but also economic, social and environmental benefits.

Vietnam has issued numerous policies encouraging renewable energy development, and experienced a boom in solar power projects.

GreenID Director Nguy Thi Khanh stated that just energy transition is the transformation from large dependence on fossil-based fuel to the development and use of renewable energy effectively, thus helping ensure energy security and reduce gas emissions.

Sharing international experience, delegates from Germany and South Africa said that energy transition is necessary to achieve targets set in the Paris Agreement and sustainable development goals. However, conflicts on economics and land will occur during the transition process.

Domestic and foreign experts and scientists also focused discussions on a roadmap to implement just energy transition in Vietnam, while making recommendations to build relevant policies after 2020.

They stressed the need to set up a State-level coordination mechanism to boost inter-sectoral cooperation, and build and implement the roadmap; and issue preferential policies to use energies effectively and develop renewable energies.-VNA