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CLIMATE & ENERGY

BACKGROUND

The global consensus on the need for climate action is strong and continues to grow. Climate change poses a fundamental threat to our planet and is already seriously affecting both people and wildlife, with ecosystems being forever changed. WWF is building Climate and Energy Hubs across the world to provide integrated support for companies, communities, and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and join collective actions to overcome the climate change challenges facing their countries, regions and the world.

Viet Nam is on the frontline of climate change, facing growing risks from increasingly frequent and more extreme temperatures; rainfall; sea-level rise; and natural disasters such as droughts, fires, floods, typhoons, and landslides. These impacts show why Viet Nam is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries (Ranked sixth out of about 180 countries on the Global Climate Risk Index in 2018).

HOW WE WORK

By 2030, an equitable and just transition is underway that limits warming to 1.5 °C, protects people and nature, and builds a climate-resilient future. 

  • Mitigation outcome: By 2030, Viet Nam has reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 25% below the business as usual (BAU) scenario outlined in Viet Nam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) action plan and conditional target. 

  • Energy outcome: By 2030, renewable energy provides at least 50% of the total power mix of Viet Nam, supported by at least a 30% improvement in energy efficient. 

  • Adaptation outcome: By 2030, ecosystem-based adaptation approaches are integrated into priority areas of governments, WWF-Viet Nam, and key partners, and effective conservation and development policies are being implemented, increasing community and ecosystem resilience. 

THE OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Viet Nam has the potential to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 to meet its commitment to the global Paris Agreement

  • Clean energy can deliver 100% of Viet Nam’s electricity by 2050, powered by renewable energy and energy efficient 

  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) can help adapt to climate change while delivering social, economic, and environmental benefits

  • Companies are increasingly setting or delivering on sustainability targets (e.g. RE100, SBTi) and implementing clean energy solutions

  • 6 cities in Viet Nam and over 500 globally are demonstrating their leadership to advance international climate and sustainability agendas

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