They are also opportunities to develop and restructure the economy towards a green and sustainable direction, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told the 4th meeting of the national steering committee for implementing Vietnam's commitments at the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the meeting.

Green development must be sustainable, inclusive and comprehensive, and ensure no one is left behind, he said, adding that ministries and sectors at all levels, people and enterprises must act together with greater determination, greater efforts, and more drastic and effective actions.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is also head of the steering committee, pointed to several key issues that need to be done, including perfecting institutions, mechanisms and policies; mobilizing all resources, especially international ones, green financial flows and technology transfer; stepping up research, development and technology transfer for equipment production and development to serve the renewable energy industry; perfecting management methods suitable and effective for green development; and training human resources.

Ministries and sectors should soon complete concerted mechanisms, policies and legal documents to remove difficulties and obstacles, and mobilize the participation of the entire society in the implementation of Vietnam's commitments at COP26; attract resources to respond to climate change and step up energy transition; encourage domestic and foreign organizations and individuals to participate in climate change response and energy transition; and mobilize enterprises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and develop environmentally friendly production models.

The Prime Minister also requested relevant ministries and sectors to strongly take part in the implementation of a project carrying out the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) Declaration, develop a plan to mobilize resources for the implementation of the JETP; actively discuss with the International Partners Group, the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and stakeholders.

The Government leader ordered the Ministries of Industry and Trade; Construction; Transport; and Agriculture and Rural Development to urgently issue documents detailing the response to climate change under the provisions of the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection; promulgate sector-level greenhouse gas emissions reduction plans; organize the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions of enterprises and establishments in order to attach their responsibility for implementing emissions reduction in accordance with Vietnam's commitments at COP26.

Ministries, sectors, localities and businesses need to continue promoting communication activities to create high determination and unified action, and maintain momentum in implementing Vietnam's commitments at COP26 and just energy transition.

At the event, the steering committee announced the Prime Minister's decision on the establishment and debut of the Secretariat for the Implementation of the Political Declaration on Establishing the JETP. The Secretariat is chaired by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh.

Source: VNA