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Issue 20 | April 2024

Dear readers,

We are thrilled to present the second edition of the IKI Viet Nam Newsletter for 2024. Since January, three thematic IKI implementer meetings have been hosted by different projects in Hanoi, focusing on biodiversity, energy transition, and the carbon market. These gatherings have brought together various IKI projects working in these areas, fostering valuable exchanges. It’s clear that these discussions have led to the formation of new connections and the generation of numerous ideas for further collaboration.

The invitation to the upcoming thematic exchange on adaptation, hosted by SNV, scheduled for April 26th, was sent out this Tuesday.

As always, this issue delivers updates on Viet Nam’s ongoing efforts to tackle climate change and biodiversity challenges, along with updates from IKI projects.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Daniel Herrmann

On behalf of the IKI Interface Viet Nam

Climate and the Environment in Vietnam

New MOIT-Circular governs MRV and GHG Inventory of industrial facilities

In December, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued technical regulation for emission transparency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in the industry and trade sector Circular No 38/2023/TT-BCT. The circular applies to specific industrial facilities, which will be asked to submit GHG inventories. This…

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The upcoming months will be decisive for Vietnam’s Emission Trading Scheme. What’s on the plate?

In 2020, Vietnam decided to establish an emission trading scheme (ETS) and mandated that the Ministries of Finance (MOF) and Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) implement it. Its pilot phase is set to start in 2025, and the system set to be fully operational in…

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From March 18 to 22, 2024, a study tour to Germany was organized for key stakeholders from Vietnam as part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024 (BETD). The trip provided an opportunity for the Vietnamese delegation to connect with policymakers, industry representatives, academics, and…

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Viet Nam Approves Project to Develop Multi-Use Values of Forest Ecosystem

Multi-use forest management serves diverse purposes and benefits beyond timber by integrating different dimensions such as: environment, economy, culture, and society. The development of the multi-use values of the forest ecosystem will contribute to the sustainable development of the forest, well-being of the community, biodiversity…

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New Project Financing High Quality, Low Emission Rice Production in Mekong Delta

On 9th March, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced the project on infrastructure and technical support for low emission rice production in the Mekong Delta. This has been developed based on Viet Nam’s initiative on one million hectares specialising in high-quality, low emission…

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Rethinking Coastal Resource Management: Addressing Land-based Plastic Waste at the Planning Stage

Vietnam, boasting an extensive coastline, is naturally endowed with favorable conditions for tourism and coastal and marine economic development. However, it currently contributes to 6% of the global amount of plastic waste entering the ocean annually, primarily due to inadequate management, limited human resource capacity,…

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Adaptation is critical for developing countries in the combat against climate change. Being one the four main areas funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the adaptation practices implemented by IKI projects in Viet Nam currently cover a wide range of topics, target groups and…

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IKI Project News

New Tree-Planting Monitoring App Launched for Coastal Forest Restoration (CFR)

The development, testing, and application of a new tree-planting monitoring app enables efficient data collection, monitoring, and reporting. Thus, it also allows for continuous learning and improvement of forest restoration strategies. Coastal forests in Viet Nam, including mangroves and forested sand dunes, serve as crucial…

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K’Ho Women at Café-REDD as Agents of Change in Equitable Forest and Landscape Restoration

Marginalisation of Ethnic Minorities and Deforestation in the Central Highlands of Vietnam In Vietnam's Central Highlands, the K’Ho ethnic minority people have cared for the forests for generations, practicing nomadic upland cultivation—a traditional method involving field rotations within a forest in order to sustainably manage…

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Clean Energy – Earth Hour 2024 in Hanoi

Ha Noi, 23 March 2024 - Thousands of citizens, businesses, and organisations gathered on the pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake to participate in the event “Clean Energy - Crafting A Green and Sustainable Future”, in response to the Earth Hour 2024 campaign. This annual…

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Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the synthetic gases commonly used in cooling and refrigeration, are a rapidly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming. To address this, natural refrigerants like carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, and ammonia offer sustainable alternatives with zero or minimal global warming potential.…

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Viet Nam has declared its pledge of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and signed a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with the G7 countries, Norway, and Denmark, committing to accelerate its climate mitigation efforts in exchange for substantial international financial support. This calls for comprehensive…

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the IKI funded project "NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)" would like to highlight some inspirational stories of Vietnamese women who have successfully overcome gender challenges to thrive in their careers in the male-dominated field, the transport…

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Cooling Viet Nam’s Cities

In the evolving landscape of global energy consumption, the demand for space cooling is steadily growing, constituting 16% of the final energy consumed by the building sector in 2020. Without proactive interventions, projections indicate a surge in both direct and indirect emissions from air conditioning…

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Daniel Herrmann,
IKI Interface Vietnam
GIZ Office Vietnam
Project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement II” (VN-SIPA II)

Editor: Tran Xuan Quynh

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The IKI Vietnam Newsletter is administered by the IKI interface in Vietnam hosted by GIZ. It informs regularly about news of climate change and biodiversity projects in Vietnam financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is an important part of the German government’s international climate finance commitment. Since 2022 the IKI is implemented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in close cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

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