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Vietnam makes improvements to climate plan but expects increasing emissions over decade

Climate Change News:

Vietnam’s greenhouse gas emissions are set to grow significantly by 2030, under an updated climate plan submitted to the UN.

The country’s large cement sector is factored into the plan for the first time, which experts welcomed. But they said the overall target was not substantially more ambitious than the previous version.

Under the new plan, Vietnam committed to cut its emissions growth by 9% or nearly 84 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030 compared with business as usual projections, using a 2014 baseline. Emissions are still expected to grow by 844 million tonnes of CO2 during that time. 

Thu Vu, Vietnam-based energy analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, told CHN the government was aiming to grow the share of renewables to 30% of the country’s capacity mix shortly after 2030, up from 12% currently.

[Chloé Farand]

 

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