Cities can be vibrant and exciting places to live. However, unplanned urban growth, alongside rising energy costs, may restrict urban quality of life and economic development. Cities that pioneer a low emissions development model today are likely to attract future investment, reduce energy costs and become efficient, inclusive, clean places to live and work tomorrow. Local governments have a key role to play in supporting this transition to a low emission economy.
Since May 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has been preparing a Decree and a roadmap for greenhouse gas emission reduction in Viet Nam for public and private entities and households. The Decree shall provide detailed guidance and contribute to Vietnam’s NDCs. The urban sector will have an important role to play in implementing such provisions.
Additionally, there is a need that the decree and action plans to implement the NDCs developed by MONRE are complimentary to the decrees and strategies promulgated by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) i.e. the Green Growth Action Plan (GGAP) and the National Urban Development Strategies (NUDS).
Against this background, UN-Habitat through its “Vertical Integration and Learning for Low-Emission Development” (V-LED) Project is organising a 3-day workshop on “Enhancing Low Emission Development Approaches in the Urban Sector” in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (under MONRE) and the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Republic of Korea, together with technical support from the Ministry of Consultation (MOC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
The dialogue event starts on 19 July and continues with a workshop of the APEC Research and Technology (ART) 2017 Extension Program in Viet Nam (20-21 July).
The dialogue event aims to provide a platform to discuss low emission development approaches for the urban sector in view of the decree, governance, tools and the best practices that facilitate the integration of low emission development considerations into City Development Strategies (CDS).
Date: 19 July 2017. 08:30-17:00.
Venue: Meeting Hall (Jasmin & Lotus), Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma