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Germany helps Vietnam tackle climate change

Published on 2 July 2014 Vietnam

Vietnam has launched a 4-million-euro project to strengthen state management in response to climate change, which will be funded with German aids.

The project will run from 2014-2018 and implemented by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment and German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

It focuses on four components related to the implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAS) in Vietnam, which aim to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions and help transform an economy towards low-carbon growth, combining development and climate change mitigation.

“We are especially happy that this new project is the very first technical cooperation project that Germany and GIZ is implementing with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as lead political partner and the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment as implementation partner,” GIZ Vietnam’s country director Jochem Lange told Thanh Nien News.

“With this new project, the German Government and GIZ now join efforts with the Vietnamese Government on climate change mitigation using GIZ’s expertise and worldwide experience in supporting countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through NAMAs,” he said.

According to GIZ, the best practices and lessons learnt from this project are expected to benefit other local NAMAs projects and other countries through regional and global dialogues and peer-to-peer learning management systems.

Source: Thanh Nien News | 13 June 2014