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Establishment of Renewable Energy Center in Vietnam

Establishment of Renewable Energy Center in Vietnam

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and relevant ministries and departments, researching and establishing a Renewable Energy Center for capacity building, technology transfer, sharing of experience in law and national governance in this field.

The Government Office has just issued Notice No. 40/TB-VPCP on the conclusion of the Prime Minister – Head of the National Steering Committee at the second meeting to implement Vietnam’s announcement in COP26 of UNFCCC.

The Notice stated that it is necessary to continue to thoroughly grasp the views and unify the awareness on the importance and urgency to implement COP 26’s announcement, in association with extensive international integration and promotion of cooperative relations with our strategic partner countries to promote the resources attraction, especially finance, technology, management qualifications, and human resource training, etc., to serve economic recovery and development as well as implementing green growth strategy and climate change mitigation. This is our consistent policy and at the same time harmonize with the inevitable trend of the world.

Ministries and departments of the Steering Committee need to continue to implement the Working Program and key tasks concluded by the Prime Minister at the Steering Committee’s first meeting (Document No. 30/TB-VPCP dated January 30, 2022, of the Government Office).

Relevant ministries and departments, according to their assigned functions and tasks in the Steering Committee, report on the implementation and deployment of strategies and plans for green growth and climate change, which includes content related to COP 26’s announcement of their respective ministries and departments, sending them to the MONRE for synthesis and submission to the Prime Minister.

MOIT shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the MONRE and relevant ministries and departments in researching and setting up a Renewable Energy Center for capacity building, technology transfer, sharing of experience in law, and national governance in this field.

The Ministry of Justice shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the MONRE as well as relevant ministries and sectors in formulating a technical assistance project proposal and requesting the United Kingdom and development partners to help Vietnam internalize international commitments on climate change, including announcement at COP 26.

The Ministry of Information and Communications shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with concerned ministries and departments to develop a communication project, including the establishment of information pages on green growth, green energy transition, digital transformation, and climate change mitigation.

MONRE, the Standing Agency of the Steering Committee, shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Government Office, ministries, and agencies of the Steering Committee, organizing regular and extraordinary meetings, including the 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee.

Article source: Do Kien – VGP News.

Translator: Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition. 

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