The Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA) is
inaugurated in Hue city on August 21st. (Photo: VNA)
Launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Vietnam
and the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID), the event drew
the participation of about 100 delegates from ministries, firms,
universities and institutes in the central and Central Highlands regions.
GreenID Executive Director Nguy Thi Khanh said the
VCCA will work towards Vietnam’s low carbon economy for safety, sustainable
development and prosperity.
It is a multilateral cooperation network of
businesses, non-government and non-profit organisations, finance suppliers
and consumers, among others, in sustainable energy, green development and
climate change adaptation in Vietnam.
The coalition, comprising of 12 members, is
committed to activities in support of efforts of the Government and existing
organisations in climate change adaptation, energy transition in Vietnam and
worldwide, she added.
It is carrying out five action plans, one of which
aims to have 1 million buildings applying green solutions, especially
rooftop solar power, in 2030. Another plan will promote agricultural
development in tandem with renewable energy in a bid to enhance productivity
in each land lot.
The VCCA will also foster common interest of clean
energy and energy transition in a fair manner, and thereby creating job
opportunities for Vietnamese citizens.
At the launch event, head of economic office of Hue
city Dong Si Toan said the city was the first representative of Vietnam to
take part in the highly selective global Earth Hour City Challenge initiated
by the WWF, and received the title of Vietnam’s National Earth Hour Capital
Hue city has set itself a target of reducing
greenhouse gas emission in late 2020 by 20 percent compared to the 2011
The city’s efforts include planting more trees,
promoting green tourism, improving waste and wastewater treatment and
management, using a smart public lighting system, renewable energy and
environmentally-friendly building materials./.