Viet Nam’s latest (Oct 2021) draft Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) is set to double the current coal capacity (21 GW), to over 40 GW by 2030 and a final additional 10 GW by 2035 (Baker McKenzie, 2021). The plan also details a large portion of installed gas capacity over 12 GW by 2030 and an additional 34 GW by 2045. The draft PDP8 focuses on fossil fuel for baseload power, and it is at odds with global and regional decarbonisation trends. Fossil fuels represent over 50% of the installed capacity by 2030 in the draft.