National Climate Change Strategy Vietnam 2011

Name of policy National Climate Change Strategy
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Vietnam
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • GHG reduction target
      • Formal & legally binding GHG reduction target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Formal & legally binding renewable energy target
    • Energy efficiency target
      • Formal & legally binding energy efficiency target
  • Climate strategy
    • Formal & legally binding climate strategy
    Sector name
    • General
      • Electricity and heat
        • Renewables
      Policy description Executive. The National Climate Change Strategy and the No: 2139/QD-TTg Decision on Approval of the National Climate Change Strategy. The PM of the Socialist republic of Vietnam approved the National Climate change strategy in December 2011. The document states that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will “assume the role of the standing officer of the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC), lead and coordinate with other sectors and localities to govern the implementation of the strategy…”

      One of the Guiding Principles of the document is that, “climate change adaptation and GHG emission reduction must be carried on in parallel for effective response to climate change, with adaptation a priority in the initial phase.” Off the specific objectives one is, “ GHG emission reduction and removal to become a mandatory index in social and economic development” Under implementation, the strategy document also states that, “it is likely that after 2025 that Vietnam has to focus on GHG emission reduction to protect the earth’s climate system. “

      GHG emissions reduction target of 1% per year without international support and of 2% per year with international support. Energy intensity (per unit of GDP) reduced by 1.5-2% per year. 5% renewables by 2020 and 11% by 2050

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
      • Non-energy5
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2011
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator
      NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
      GHG emissions reduction (%)
      Share of renewables (%)
      Energy efficiency improvement target (%)
      1
      11
      2
      2,050% per year( Unconditional) and 2% per conditional reduction target
      share of renewables in the energy mix
      energy intensity per GDP reduction(1.5-2%)


      Source or references http://www.dwf.org/sites/lauratest.drupalgardens.com/files/Vietnam%20Climate%20Change%20Strategy.en_.pdf.pdf
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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