World Bank Approves $102 Million in Financing to Help Vietnam Improve Energy Efficiency in Industrial Sector

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $102 million loan to the government of Vietnam to support the effort of industrial enterprises to adopt energy-efficiency technologies and practices.

Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions

Shaken by news that Vietnam had confirmed plans to build another 40 gigawatts worth of coal-fired power plants by 2030, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim ad libbed a few lines into a May 2016 speech to an audience of government and business leaders. “If Vietnam goes forward with 40GW of coal, if the entire region implements the coal-based plans right now, I think we are finished,” Kim said. “That would spell disaster for us and our planet.”

Plan designed to implement Paris Agreement on climate change

The Prime Minister has issued a plan to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change with five objectives, including reducing green house gas (GHG) emission and adapting to climate change.

PRESS RELEASE: Viet Nam ratifies Paris Agreement

Hanoi, November 03, 2016, The Viet Nam Government has ratified the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement).

Vietnam seeks to learn from Israel’s climate change prevention experience

Vietnam wants to learn from Israel’s experience in mitigating climate change impacts, said President Tran Dai Quang at a reception for outgoing Israeli Ambassador in Vietnam Meirav Eilon Shahar in Hanoi on October 31.

Urgent plans needed to adapt to climate change, rising sea levels

The historic drought this year affected 45,000 hectares of rice and crops, causing a loss of VND8.114 trillion in total. The drought and saline intrusion caused 2 million people to lack water for daily use, 1.75 million people to lose their livelihood, and put hundreds of thousands of people at risk of disease, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Solutions sought for Mekong Delta climate change adaptation

Solutions to the integrated management of water, energy and land resources to help the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change was the centre of discussion at a workshop in Can Tho city on June 13.

Vietnam’s coordinated measures to respond to climate change

Vietnam considers climate change response one of its key tasks in 2016 as Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters and climate change.

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