C40 promises to help Hanoi combat climate change

Friday, 2018-06-29 11:47:26
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Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung (right) and C40 Executive Director Mark Watts (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – With abundant financial resources, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) could help Hanoi with its climate change response, said C40 Executive Director Mark Watts.

At a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Nguyen The Hung, on June 28, Mark Watts urged Hanoi leaders to share the city’s plan on climate change combat so that C40 can help the capital to achieve this goal.

He also pledged to provide support for C40 member cities in environmental protection as per their committments.

During the working session, C40 representatives suggested enhancing cooperation and the use of renewable energies in Vietnam and Hanoi in particular.

For his part, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Hung said Hanoi will make a list of specific items in which to receive assistance from C40 in climate change response.

Hanoi has invested in urban development in tandem with sustainable environmental protection, he said, adding that the city has focused on handling water and air pollution, plastic waste, exhaust fumes and dust.

At the same time, the city is seeking ways to use renewable energies in order to reduce gas emissions, the official said.

Working across multiple sectors and issues, C40 convenes networks that provide a range of services in support of cities’ climate change efforts. C40 currently has 17 networks that cover the mitigation, adaptation and sustainability topics of highest priority to C40 cities and with the greatest potential for impacting the climate. C40 networks help cities replicate, improve and accelerate climate action.