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Vertical integration and learning for low-emission development (V-LED) in Vietnam

Vietnam is among the five countries likely to be most affected by climate change. A particular challenge to Vietnam is the balance between ambitious growth targets, increasing energy demand and the necessary efforts to reduce climate vulnerability. Whilst Vietnam formulated a comprehensive set of climate instruments at the national level, there are challenges in coordinating the implementation between the national, provincial and city levels.

The V-LED project is providing a platform for policy dialogues and exchanges to discuss pragmatically issues of coordination around low carbon development. The project was launched in May 2016 in Hanoi under the leadership of the Ministry of Construction and in partnership with UN-HABITAT.

Activities in Vietnam

  • Vertical climate dialogues: V-LED offers platforms to link cities, provinces and national actors. In eight vertical dialogue events the project will bring stakeholders together to discuss actions to achieve the national GHG emission reduction targets
  • Horizontal learning: Vietnam is bubbling with ideas and initiatives. V-LED wants to harvest the „green“ ones – those that contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions and increase the well-being of people – and share them through five good practice workshops.
  • Capacity development: Behind the concepts of low emission development, climate change adaptation and risk reduction, there are concrete solutions. V-LED will closely collaborate with the Academy of Construction of Vietnam to develop trainings that drive local climate action and planning forward.
  • Research: The project activities will be accompanied by applied research looking into questions around the effectiveness and internal functioning of multi-level governance in the context of climate change mitigation.

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