In an effort to enhance cross-sectoral cooperation and donor coordination for implementation of the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE); the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI); the NDC Partnership (NDC-P); and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), co-organised an international workshop on 7 November 2018 in Hanoi. The objective of the workshop was to share and discuss the initial results of a monitoring framework for tracking the progress of Viet Nam´s National Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam (PIPA), and to coordinate the effective use of resources for its implementation.
The monitoring framework was developed by GIZ and MONRE and supported by the NDC-P. It consists of a set of indicators and corresponding reporting templates. Line ministries and sub-national governments will report annually on task-specific indicators in a process facilitated by an online platform (“NDC Portal”). During the workshop, GIZ showcased a prototype of a digital solution that will enhance transparency and effectiveness in reporting. It will contain an internal component to serve as a channel for reporting on PIPA progress to the National Committee on Climate Change in Viet Nam, which is chaired by the Prime Minister. PIPA serves as the basis for implementing the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam, providing 68 specific tasks both pre-2020 and post-2020 that will ensure the achievement of Viet Nam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Further, the NDC portal will provide public accountability in achieving Viet Nam´s climate targets. Additionally, it will support the coordination of national stakeholders and development partners supporting PIPA Tasks, and inform policy dialogues.
In the run-up to the workshop, MONRE, with support of the NDC-P, conducted a gap analysis to support PIPA implementation. The gap analysis was based on a mapping of donor support compiled by GIZ. The mapping resulted in an extensive and searchable list with almost 600 records. It contains references to specific PIPA tasks for each project and indicates the amount of funding, the project lifetime, addressed sub-sectors, and main objectives. In August 2018, MONRE sent a letter to the NDC-Partnership requesting additional support from NDC-P members for PIPA tasks that need further resources as identified by the gap analysis. During the workshop, MONRE and MPI again presented priority areas calling for support from development partners. Responses from various development partners were compiled by the Technical Support Unit of the NDC-P and highlighted a readiness to provide additional support.