A much-needed commitment for the sustainable development of the planet: Minister | Environment
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s commitment to net zero emissions made at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) held in Glasgow, Scotland (UK), shows the strong political determination to accelerate economic transformation to help resolve the climate crisis, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tran Hong Ha .
Speaking in an interview with the Vietnamese News Agency (VNA), Ha said Vietnam’s commitment to the climate summit has been appreciated by leaders of countries and big companies around the world.
To effectively implement the commitment, Vietnam has made very careful preparation, including the inclusion of the climate change response and Vietnam’s commitment to implement the Paris Agreement in the protection law. environment 2020, according to the minister.
New points of the Glasgow Climate Pact will be incorporated into national laws to build Vietnam’s internal carbon market by 2025, tested and entering official service from 2028. The above regulations are also the legal basis for mobilizing the entire population to respond to climate change, he said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) proposed to the Prime Minister to consider the promulgation of a decree relating to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of the ozone layer as well as a list of sectors and establishments emitting greenhouse gases which must carry out a greenhouse gas inventory. A system for monitoring and evaluating activities to adapt to climate change at the national level is also included.
The minister said that ministries, sectors and localities are urged to review and adjust relevant strategies and plans in line with the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. They are also urged to proactively strengthen the international cooperation to leverage financial and technological resources and strengthen capacity to implement the Paris Agreement and the commitment declared by the Prime Minister at COP26.
MONRE will coordinate with the Ministry of National Defense and relevant ministries, agencies and localities to conduct marine studies to support offshore wind energy development planning associated with marine spatial planning and implement monitoring instruments. carbon pricing, including carbon tax and national carbon development. market, said Ha.
Dissemination campaigns will be launched to increase the awareness and capacities of organizations, businesses and individuals participating in market and non-market mechanisms. Action plans to reduce methane emissions by 2030 and achieve the Glasgow Declaration on Forests and Land Use will also be put in place, he said.
The minister said that Party and state leaders have a strategic vision, quickly grasped the trend of low-carbon development and reduced global greenhouse gas emissions, thus sending a strong signal to the international community. on the way of development of Vietnam in the coming period. This has enabled Vietnam to access the movement of global credit and investment flows, as well as respond to the changing new “rules of the game” in terms of trade and the global economy, he said. /.