Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action makes debut

Wednesday, 2019-08-21 17:37:13
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The Coalition is committed to taking concrete actions to tackle climate change
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NDO – The Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA) made its debut at a ceremony held in Hue city on August 21 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Vietnam and the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID).

The ceremony was attended by around 100 delegates representing departments, sectors, businesses, universities, and research institutes in central and Central Highlands regions.

According to GreenID Director Nguy Thi Khanh, the VCCA aims to act towards a low carbon economy for the safety, sustainable development and prosperity of Vietnam.

As a member of the Alliances for Climate Action (ACA), the VCCA has attracted the participation of 12 businesses, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, financial providers, consumer communities, research institutions, and associations operating in the fields of sustainable energy, green development and climate change adaption in Vietnam.

It is committed to taking concrete actions to work with the government, networks and make alliances in a joint effort in tackling climate change and energy transition in Vietnam and the world at large.

The coalition is now implementing five major action programmes entitled ‘One Million Green Houses’, ‘Green Cities’, ‘Fostering integration of agricultural development and renewable energy’, ‘Greening production’, and ‘Promoting co-benefits of clean energy and energy transfer to ensure equity, create job opportunities for Vietnamese people’.