The Vietnamese delegates pose for a group photo with President of the Italian Parliamentarians’ Group at IPU and Honorary President of the IPU Pier Ferdinando Casini. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam proposed carrying
forward the role of parliaments in promoting the approach towards green
development and growth to serve recovery post COVID-19, at national, regional and
global levels, at the COP26 Parliamentary Meeting in Glasgow, the UK, on
Le Quang Huy, member of the National Assembly Standing
Committee and head of the NA’s Committee for Science-Technology and
Environment, led a Vietnamese delegation to the event.
The meeting, co-organised by the Inter-Parliamentary
Union (IPU) and the British Group of the IPU, brought together about 200
parliamentarians from countries worldwide.
The Vietnamese delegation raised opinions at all three
sessions of the meeting, covering the appeal to parliaments to take actions against
climate change, finance for climate change response, and losses caused by
The meeting aimed to promote cooperation and
open dialogue among international parliamentarians and inspire delegates to
call on national governments to set ambitious plans to meet all the obligations
of the Paris Agreement targets.
Crucially, they include commitments to strengthening the response to the
threat of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global
temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial
levels, while pursuing concerted efforts to limit any temperature increase even
further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese
delegation had meetings with heads of the RoK and UK delegations, during which
they affirmed that the Vietnamese legislature backs
initiatives of foreign parliaments to cope with climate change./.