Activities for Viet Nam

Activities for Viet Nam

Upon exchanging the letters, the Ministry of Environment, Japan and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Vietnam has agreed with PaSTI supports on improving monitoring, evaluation and reporting system and facilitating private sector engagements in climate actions. The partnership contributes to implementing the Paris Agreement with the “PaSTI”.

The PaSTI-Viet Nam Online Training Course was held.

Hanoi, Viet Nam and Tokyo, Japan / March 2021

Photo of the training cours

On March 3rd, 2021, the first PaSTI-Viet Nam online training course “Demonstration of carbon reporting in the building sector in Viet Nam” was successfully completed jointly by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). Under the environmental protection law revised in 2020, reporting of energy consumption and GHG emissions by business sector will be mandated in order to achieve the greenhouse gas reduction target set by the national plan called “Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)” . Energy-saving diagnosis, which is enabled through data collection activities, is expected to play a key role to achieve the GHG reduction target in Viet Nam, while it would also be useful for reducing the energy costs for the private sector and energy demand at the national level. The reporting system for the energy usage, which seeks measurements of similar data sets for the energy-saving diagnosis is already institutionalized in Ho Chi Minh City. The following contents were prepared for the half-day online training course in order to support Viet Nam's both national and city level initiatives.

  • Introduction of the schedule for the legalization and the contents of the decree and other relevant legal documents under the Revised Environmental Protection Law
  • Presentation on the experience of the GHG reporting system and energy audit for the private sector in Japan
  • Knowledge sharing on energy consumptions in the past several years and their efforts on energy savings by the participants from hotel and shopping mall industries 
  • Demonstration of the energy-saving diagnosis by the Japanese experts 
  • Information on the development of GHG reporting system in the City based on the existing reporting system for the energy usage.

About 70 individuals of the relevant private sector in the City, administration offices at the City and at the national levels, and research institutes participated in this online training course.

The first Political Dialogue was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam / October 2019

Participants in the Policy Dialogue

Participants in the Policy Dialogue
Fifth to the left: Minister Okabe Daisuke (Japan)
In the middle: Dr. Tang The Cuong (Viet Nam)

On October 11th of 2019, the representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam (MONRE) met for the first Political Dialogue to kick-off the PaSTI project in Viet Nam, following the exchange of letters.

The political dialogue started with the Opening Remarks from Minister Okabe Daisuke of the Embassy of Japan, Viet Nam, and Dr. Tang The Cuong, the Director General of the Department of Climate Change (DCC), MONRE.

With both parties recognizing the importance of transparency in the climate change policies, they have confirmed to cooperate together in the PaSTI Project.

In the following information exchange session, the both parties discussed the work plan in details, and information on current MRV status of Viet Nam was shared.