Japan supports Vietnam to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has approved a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to create a roadmap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in Vietnam.

The project aims to help Vietnam realise its targets in the Paris climate deal’s nationally determined contributions (NDC).

The Vietnamese ministry and the Japanese agency will join hands to build policies and legal documents outlining plans to reduce GHG emissions in 2020-2030.

The project will be carried out from 2019 to 2020 with the capital provided by JICA while the MNRE’s Climate Change Department will arrange human resources and material infrastructure.

According to a decree on roadmap and measures for GHG reduction in Vietnam, GHG emissions in the country should be reduced by 6.6 percent by 2025, or about 40 million tonnes of CO2 compared with business-as-usual (BAU). By 2030, reduction should reach at least 8 percent, or about 62.8 million tonnes of CO2 compared with the BAU.-VNA