The Prime Minister has approved amendments to the framework of Vietnam’s Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC).

Accordingly, the SP-RCC will continue to run from 2014 to 2020, with funds sourced from preferential or non-refundable official development assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, the French Development Agency, the World Bank, the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of Korea , the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other development partners.

The programme’s overall objective is to support the development and implementation of strategies, policies and projects designed to effectively respond to climate change impacts in Vietnam.

Concrete targets include assisting the implementation of the National Strategy on Climate Change, the Green Growth Strategy, and strategies for economic sectors on climate change.

The SP-RCC is also intended to support the policy, scientific-technological, and financial measures undertaken by the Government, development partners and private organisations.

The National Committee for Climate Change is in charge of supervising the operations of SP-RCC, while the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the committee’s standing agency, will govern the programme.

Under the SP-RCC, which has been implemented since 2009, more than 200 climate change-related policy measures have been developed and carried out with the joint efforts by development partners and 10 Vietnamese ministries and sectors.-VNA