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The Government of Vietnam has identified climate change as a priority area for development assistance due to Vietnam’s extreme vulnerability to climate change impacts. Recently, authorities began considering how to address growing levels of greenhouse gas emissions from industry.
USAID also has identified Vietnam as a priority country for climate change programming. USAID’s climate change initiatives in Vietnam follow the framework provided in the Climate Change and Development Strategy, released in January 2012. For example, USAID’s Vietnam Forest and Deltas Program supports adoption of land use practices to address deforestation and degradation of forests and other landscapes and increase resilience of people, places and livelihoods in delta areas through assistance for adaptation and disaster risk management. The Vietnam Clean Energy Program examines ways to effectively acquire, manage, analyze, and use energy sector data and boost energy efficiency in high use energy sectors in cooperation with the Ministries of Industry and Trade and Construction and relevant Government of Vietnam agencies. It will also promote public and private investment to pilot renewable energy and energy efficient technologies that would benefit Vietnam in the years to come. Through the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS), USAID also supports Vietnam’s efforts to pursue long-term, sustainable and climate resilient economic growth while slowing down the growth of greenhouse emissions.
Last updated: December 05, 2013