A pine forest on sand in Trieu Phong district of central Quang Tri province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam's commitment and responsible
contributions at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the
Parties (COP26) were highly appreciated by the international community, opening
up many opportunities for cooperation in low-emission growth and promoting circular
economy in adaptation to climate change, said a Vietnamese official.
Pham Van Tan, deputy head of the Department of Climate
Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, made the remarks at a workshop on the outcomes of COP26 held on December 7. The Vietnamese
delegation to the conference, taking place in Glasgow, the UK, from October 30
to November 13, was headed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
Delivering a report on Vietnam’s implementation of the COP26
outcomes, Tan said the revised 2020 Law on Environmental Protection and a draft
decree on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the ozone layer
have been developed to be fully consistent with the latest regulations just
adopted at the conference, serving as the legal foundation to mobilise the entire society's engagement in coping with climate change.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (front, left) and other Vietnamese officials attend COP26 in Glasgow, the UK, in early November (Photo: VNA)
He said however, the biggest challenge facing Vietnam is how to mobilise and maintain the involvement of the entire political system for the mission. A shortage
of domestic resources, particularly human resources, also poses problems.
Giorgio Aliberti, Ambassador of the European Union to
Vietnam, recommended Vietnam continue increasing awareness and determination
across its public agencies at all levels, localities, organisations and
individuals regarding the green transition process.
He proposed that the Vietnamese Government and Prime
Minister need to soon issue the decree on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
and protecting the ozone layer; and carbon market development project, among
Increasing international cooperation on finance, technology
and capacity improvement for the implementation of the nation’s commitments to
the Paris Agreement and to COP26 is also necessary, he added./.