NDC-TIA Vietnam in 2022 – A promising Year for Milestone Achievements

The Vietnam Ministry of Transport (MoT) has recently approved the 2022 Operational Plan (OP) for the NDC-TIA Vietnam component

On 28 March 2022, the MoT of Vietnam has approved the Detailed Operation Plan 2022 for the project „Support the Ministry of Transport to Implement Viet Nam’s NDC“, under the framework of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). This year, the project plans to continue the work on improving the national MRV system for transport; enhancing action at the city level; and development of a regulative framework on national low carbon transport. Apart from that, the project will actively support key development of the Clean Energy Transition program, oriented to deploy activities after COP26.

Moreover, NDC-TIA will enhance ambition for Vietnam NDC 3 formulation by building scenarios for GHG emission mitigation in transport towards carbon-neutrality by 2050. This is one of the most important milestones that the project expects to achieve in 2022. Other major milestones that the project implementation team strives to achieve this year are: Guidelines for MRV data collection, MRV methodologies for transport activities related to GHG emissions, national regulations on fuel economy for passenger cars under nine seats and a plan on developing electric mobility transport in the selected city (i.e. Ho Chi Minh City). The project support will contribute to a successful transition and speed up the progress of streering transport towards carbon neutrality by 2050 as well as implementing the Paris Agreement Commitment.

NDC-TIA is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. It supports China, India, and Viet Nam as well as regional and global decarbonisation strategies to increase the ambition around low-carbon transport. In Viet Nam, the project’s implementing organisation is GIZ and partner institutions include World Resources Institute (WRI) and International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Viet Nam Ministry of Transport (MOT) is the Lead executive organisation and the Department of Environment (DOE) is the project owner. For more information on the project, please visit https://www.ndctransportinitiativeforasia.org/.