Take advantage of the opportunity from COP26 for Viet Nam to develop sustainably


At the meeting, Minister Tran Hong Ha said that at the recent COP26 Conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh committed Viet Nam’s strong actions to the world, in which Viet Nam has participated in many global initiatives on responding to climate change such as the Coalition for Adaptation Action; committed to reducing methane emissions; political statements about forests and land use…

Minister Tran Hong Ha said that Viet Nam’s political commitment and determination to act at the Conference were highly appreciated by leaders of countries, international and regional organizations at over 20 bilateral meetings of the two leaders. Prime Minister. The leaders of countries such as the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, the European Commission, Germany, South Korea, Sweden… believe that Viet Nam’s determination to act will open up new cooperation opportunities in the fields of green economy and climate change adaptation, especially in the context that countries have very high interest in climate change, drastic changes in development direction, transformation development model towards green, circular, low carbon emission. Besides multilateral development banks, international banks such as Standard Chartered also have strong commitments with USD 8 billion for sustainable development while large corporations are willing and eager to participate in wind energy projects, modern green technologies such as hydrogen energy in Viet Nam.

According to Minister Tran Hong Ha, with the commitments of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26 as well as cooperation agreements with many corporations around the world on transforming the growth model towards economic development of the low carbon, circular economy, Viet Nam needs to prepare resources to be ready for the goal of taking advantage of opportunities to transform growth models, meet sustainable development goals, respond to climate change. To anticipate the shift of investment and credit flows of credit and financial institutions in the world; take advantage of cooperation opportunities on low-carbon technology transfer, reduce dependence on fossil fuel sources, unlock the potential of renewable energy, including developing offshore wind energy. In addition, it is possible to protect and restore natural ecosystems, improve the resilience of infrastructure, adapt to climate change, etc. Therefore, the Minister requested the units to contribute ideas. to develop and submit to the leaders of the Party, State and Government a strategic orientation project to realize the goal of carbon neutrality.

At the meeting, participating units discussed and contributed ideas to build content on the view that the approach to responding to climate change must be comprehensive, focusing on people and businesses. is the subject of implementing adaptation solutions, ensuring livelihoods for communities in the face of climate change impacts; Enhancing the competitiveness of the Vietnamese economy and enterprises in the international arena in the face of changes in policies in global economic, investment and trade activities; harmonious development between economic and social pillars and environment and climate; promoting international cooperation, effectively mobilizing resources from bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms…

On the basis of comments and suggestions from units under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Minister Tran Hong Ha suggested that the units carry out the work so that the project can be completed soon, concretizing the commitments made by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Prime Minister’s conclusion at the COP26 conference as well as the implementation of the Party and State’s policy on shifting the growth model towards developing a low-carbon economy, green growth, and a circular economy.

Khuong Trung

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Decision No. 450/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister: Approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030, with a Vision to 2050

On April 13, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030, with a Vision to 2050. In order to successfully carry out the assigned tasks, the time required In the past, the Institute of Strategy and Policy on natural resources and environment (ISPONRE) On October 30, 2020, Minister Tran Hong Ha submitted to the Prime Minister for approval the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030, with a vision to 2050 in Report No. 54/TTr-BTNMT.

On November 23, 2020, the Government Office issued Official Letter No. 9777/VPCP-NN to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on continuing to review the draft Strategy to ensure ensure compliance with the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 and Documents after the end of the 13th Party Congress; at the same time, working with ministries and branches also have different opinions on the targets of the Strategy. Following the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, ISPONRE reviewed the views, goals, tasks and solutions, worked with a number of ministries and branches and completed the Draft Strategy.

On April 29, 2021, Minister Tran Hong Ha signed and promulgated Official Letter No. 2007/BTNMT-VCLCS to the Prime Minister on reviewing and finalizing the Draft Strategy.

On July 27, 2021, Deputy Minister Vo Tuan Nhan signed and promulgated Official Letter No. 4204/BTNMT-VCLC to the Government Office on receiving comments from Ministries and sectors on the Draft National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030, with a vision to 2050.

On September 16, 2021, the Government Office issued Official Letter No. 6553/VPCP-NN to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on continuing to review the Draft National Environmental Protection Strategy to 2030, with a vision to 2050. Accordingly, the Institute has reviewed, supplemented and updated the content of the Draft Strategy to ensure consistency with the Decree guiding the implementation of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, a number of newly issued documents and commitments of Viet Nam at COP26.

On April 13, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030, with a Vision to 2050. approved strategy with the view that environment is the conditions, foundations and prerequisites for sustainable socio-economic development, so economic development must be in harmony with nature, respect natural laws, and do not trade off the environment for economic growth. Environmental protection is the responsibility of the whole political system and society as a whole, in which local authorities, businesses, communities and people play an important role. Protecting the environment must take the protection of people’s health as a top goal. Prioritize proactively preventing and controlling pollution, focusing on solving key and urgent environmental issues; overcoming pollution, degradation, improving environmental quality, combined with nature conservation and biodiversity, contributing to climate change response.

The objective of the Strategy is to prevent the trend of increasing pollution and environmental degradation by 2030, solve urgent environmental problems, and gradually improve and restore environmental quality; prevent biodiversity loss. Improve capacity to proactively respond to climate change; ensuring environmental security, building and developing models of circular economy, green economy, low carbon, striving to achieve the country’s sustainable development goals.

The National Environmental Protection Strategy defines a vision that by 2050, Viet Nam’s environment will be of good quality, ensuring the people’s right to live in a clean and safe environment; biodiversity is preserved, conserved, and ecological balance is ensured; proactively respond to climate change; A society in harmony with nature, a circular economy, a green and low-carbon economy is formed and developed, towards the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.

Strategic tasks set out:

– Actively prevent, control and prevent adverse impacts on the environment and environmental incidents.

– Solve key and urgent environmental issues; overcome environmental pollution and degradation; maintain and improve the quality and hygiene of the environment.

– Conserve nature and biodiversity, promote environmental protection in the exploitation and use of resources.

– Actively protect the environment to contribute to improving capacity to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To carry out the above tasks, first of all, it is necessary to renew the thinking of all levels and branches; raising awareness and awareness of environmental protection of businesses, communities and people. Continue to improve the system of policies and laws on environmental protection in line with market economic institutions, improve the organizational structure, and speed up the reform of administrative procedures in environmental protection. Besides, it is necessary to strongly apply science and technology, promote innovation and digital transformation; building technical infrastructure, monitoring network and environmental database, and at the same time promoting international cooperation on environmental protection in the context of deep integration of the economy.

For details of the Decision, please see here.has presided over and coordinated with relevant units to research and develop a draft national strategy for environmental protection to 2030, with a vision to 2050. .

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