WB vows to help Vietnam with climate change response

A senior World Bank (WB) official has vowed to work closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) to share how to deploy climate change and green growth projects in Vietnam.

WB Director of Climate Change Policy Development Lending Christophe Crepin made the pledge while working with the MoNRE on the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP–RCC) in Hanoi on October 18.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said as of this late September, ministries and departments engaging in the SP-RCC worked out 24 policy actions as scheduled.

Delegates debated issues related to the WB’s third funding package worth US$70 million for this year based on the fulfilment of last year’s policy actions.

They also reviewed the outcomes of the previous packages and the 2014-2015 framework policy matrix which is due to be submitted to the Government later this year.

Nine ministries have so far involved in building the 2014-2015 framework policy matrix.

The MoNRE will incorporate the scheme on climate change response and green growth into the national action plan on climate change while offering technical support and policy dialogue counselling services to the National Committee Office on Climate Change’s working agenda.

Source: VNA

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