The BMU has commissioned two large IKI programmes that both have a focus in Vietnam: The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia and the project “Clean Affordable and Secure Energy for South East Asia” (CASE).
The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia is a joint project of seven organisations under the lead of GIZ, and will operate in China, India, and Vietnam. The programme aims to promote a comprehensive approach on decarbonizing transport. Towards this end, the initiative will develop a coherent strategy of effective policies to be coordinated among various sector ministries, civil society, and the private sector. In each of the partner countries, the consortium supports the facilitation of stakeholder processes and the development of selected climate actions. This enables partners to make a sectoral contribution towards achieving their NDCs and increase ambitions in transport sections of long-term strategies and 2025 NDCs. As a regional initiative, the programme also disseminates knowledge in Asia. The consortium connects with regional stakeholders and other Asian countries to encourage a comprehensive approach to decarbonizing transport. On a global level, the programme will disseminate and share experiences in the UNFCCC process.
The CASE project aims to drive change in the power sector in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam towards increased climate change ambition. Its goal is to initiate a sustainable political and societal change of the energy transition narrative through building the capacities of local actors in order to change the way energy policies are informed and made. The implementation consortium brings together a broad range of international and local organisations and will work with a large number of counterparts. CASE will propose evidence-based solutions to the challenges confronting decision makers in the design and implementation of the energy systems of the future, while building strong public support for government reforms. A collaborative fact-finding approach will be applied to work towards consensus by working on areas of disagreement. CASE will also support coordination and capacity development, provide technical and policy support, and facilitate dialogue around a new energy vision. Through these activities, CASE will contribute to a transition towards an innovative, economically successful, and environmentally and climate friendly energy model for Southeast Asia.