An international seminar was held in Hanoi on December 3 to share experience in managing, monitoring and evaluating state budget expenditure in response to climate change.

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the France’s Agency for Development, the seminar is in the framework of the Vietnam-France Year, in celebration of the diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said as a country vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, over the past years, Vietnam has been developing a set of policies on fighting climate change.

He said the country is currently focusing on monitoring public expenditure related to the fight against climate change. He added that this is a must, but full of challenges for Vietnam.

The seminar allows French experts to share their experiences and know-how in monitoring and evaluating state expenditure in the field.

A representative from the French Agency for Development also gave a brief introduction on the country’s climate change fighting policies and the tracking of state agencies’ policies in response to climate change.-VNA