March 2017 – July 2017

Nearly all countries have proposed climate actions, so-called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in the wake of the Paris Agreement. Still, in total these plans will not suffice to keep climate change at a secure level.

Therefore, all countries will have to revisit their mitigation plans and identify options to strengthen them. Additionally, industrialised countries in particular will have to identify areas, where cooperative solutions with developing countries and emerging economies can bear most fruit.

As all countries have highly different predispositions and therefore mitigation options will be highly diverse, such an analysis needs detailed knowledge of national circumstances, technical mitigation options and on-going political processes in order to give constructive options for ambitious climate policy and targeted support to countries for their implementation.

It is the goal of this project to compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative information on climate protective policies and actions as well as future options for deeper emission cuts in Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Colombia, Morocco, the Marshall Islands, Peru, and Vietnam. The results of our analysis will enable the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) to enter into fruitful and constructive dialogue with these countries on realistic options to strengthen their climate policies.

I analyse all relevant areas of mitigation policy for Viet Nam: the NDC, as pledged in Paris, technical potential for further greenhouse gas mitigation, in particular exit options from coal use, and institutional structures relevant for implementing climate policies and actions within the country.

Publication:  Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions: Viet Nam Country Report

ClientNewClimate Institute / Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency)

PartnersWuppertal Institute