JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, minister says

Vietnam targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, minister says

Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 09:26 GMT+7
Vietnam targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, minister says
A banner advertising the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) where world leaders discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale, is seen inside the conference area in Glasgow Scotland, Britain October 31, 2021. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam is targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, the country's industry and trade minister said on Monday, joining scores of countries that have pledged to halt emissions by mid-century or thereabouts in order to stop global warming.

Nguyen Hong Dien, speaking at a roundtable on the sidelines of a UN climate conference in Glasgow, said Vietnam will embark on a roadmap to reduce coal-fired power generation.

Instead the country aimed to double the installed wind and solar power generation capacity to 31-38 gigawatts by 2030, he said.

World leaders are gathering in Glasgow to take steps to cap global warming at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels - a level scientists say would avoid its most destructive consequences.

Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, also speaking at the round table, called for "fairness and equality" from developed countries in tackling climate change.

Vietnam has said it needs funds, technologies and expertise from global investors to achieve the ambitious clean energy targets.



Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news