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Implementing a national energy efficiency program

Implementing a national energy efficiency program

Implementation of Vietnam’s comprehensive national energy efficiency program targeting all sectors of the economy.
Good Practice
  • Long term impact
  • Measurable and reliable data
  • Scalable and transferable
  • Leadership and political commitment
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Professional and technical support
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Energy
  • Forestry and REDD+
  • Transport
  • Waste Management

Vietnam, Asia

Year Published

2006 - 2015

Case Summary
The Vietnam Energy Efficiency Program (VNEEP) is a ten year program, which was approved in April 2006 by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. It is a targeted national program and the first-ever comprehensive plan to institute measures for improving energy efficiency and conservation across all sectors of the Vietnamese economy. The overall aim of the program is to make initial savings of 3-5% during the period 2006 - 2010 and a further 5-8% during the period 2011 - 2015.

The development of the VNEEP provides a good example of a comprehensive plan, involving a wide range of stakeholders across all sectors of the economy. It has high commitment and leadership from national to local level, centralised coordination, professional and technical support from both domestic and international stakeholders and a comprehensive legal system to ensure uniform implementation of the program from the national to the local level.
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)
  • Ministry of Construction
  • Ministry of Transport
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  • Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC)
  • Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)
  • Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
  • Ministry of Investment and Planning (MPI)
  • Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA)
  • Governmental Office
  • Provincial People’s Committee of provinces and cities
  • Vietnam Television
  • The Voice of Vietnam
  • National unions and associations
Cooperation with
  • Danida
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Government of Finland
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • The German Development Bank (KFW)
  • SDC
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • International Finance Cooperation (IFC)
State budget supported the establishment and completion of the management mechanism on energy efficiency and conservation, improving capacity, investigating and implementing the energy audit, and assistance for implementation. Further support was provided by international donors, for example, ADB, Danida, EC, Finland, JICA, KFW, SDC, UNDP/GEF, UNIDO/GEF, WB, IFC. Enterprises receive credits for their investments in projects and their contributions to the organisation of implementation. Phase I (2006 – 2010) mobilised a total of approximately USD 7.1 million, from the state budget (USD 5.9 million), international donors (USD 0.8 million), other (USD 0.4 million)[1]. Estimated finance for Phase II is USD 44 million, which is mobilised from state budget (USD 17 million), local budget (USD 14 million), international donors (USD 8.5 million), and other sources (USD 4.5 million)[2].

[1]Report No.211/BC-CP dated 17 October 2011 of the Government on the result of the implementation of National Targeted Programs for the period 2006 -2010, deploying the 2011 plan and proposing List of National Targeted Programs for the period 2012 - 2015 [2]Decision No.1427/QD-TTg dated 02 October 2012 of the Prime Minister on the approval of the National Targeted Program on Energy Efficiency and Conservation for the period 2012 – 2015.

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership