Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance

Vietnam seeks UNDP cement GHG reduction assistance
18 August 2017

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has requested assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in formulating and implementing proposals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projects in the cement industry.

The reduction of GHG in the cement industry play a key role in the country achieving the emission reduction targets laid out in the nationally determined contribution of Vietnam and are a step in achieving the Paris Agreement’s climate change goals.

Supported by the Nordic Development Fund, the Ministry carried out a research project to assess GHG emissions in the cement industry in 2014-16. The project developed emission baselines, identified reduction potential, proposed technical solutions and make financial budget estimates for implementation of such solutions. On 26 July 2017, Vietnam’s Minister of Consruction promulgated "Greenhouse gas emission reduction action plan in the cement industry to 2020 with orientation to 2030" under Decision No. 802/QD-BXD.

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