15:52 | 29/08/2015 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency has organized activities to raise capital from abroad for the implementation of technical climate change mitigation projects.
Support for the National Target Program on Climate Change with a Focus on Energy and Transport (Project TA-7779) is an example.
Project TA-7779 received grants valued at US$2.45 million from the Nordic Development Fund via the Asian Development Bank. Chief of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change under the Ministry of Industry and Trade Tran Van Luong referred to the project that took place from February 2012 to August 2014. The Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency was the agency that implemented the project together with the Ministry of Transport’s Environment Department, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s International Cooperation Department, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Da Nang Department of Industry and Trade and the Thanh Hoa Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
The project organized 12 training courses in terms of greenhouse gas emission auditing models and predicting greenhouse gas emissions for energy and transport at national and local levels; three national and eight technical workshops; and four training courses for improved capacity on coping with climate change and promoting green growth in energy and transport.
The project’s results basically met set targets, while contents in terms of identifying the impact of climate change and mitigation solutions and scenarios on reducing gas emissions for the energy sector were praised.
The Climate Change Partnership (VNCLIP) project financed by the UK government via the World Bank and implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance also proved successful.
The VNCLIP project included a series of training courses and workshops organized to provide updated information in terms of opinions, targets and solutions for climate change mitigation, contributing to improving ministry and departmental capacity. The Ministry of Industry and Trade chaired and organized two interdisciplinary working groups to exchange and share experience on controlling greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries such as the US and Sweden.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong highly appreciated the results of the National Target Program on Climate Change. However, in a context where climate change has become increasingly complicated, long-term international cooperation is required. Therefore, the industry and trade sector needs to enhance international cooperation and guide businesses to participate in the project on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.