Viet Nam’s Prime Minister announced that the nation will achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. The bioenergy sector, though with a target of 0.45% in 2030 of the country’s power production, considers the goal as a vow to expand the industry.
Therefore, the GIZ Bioenergy Project and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade jointly organised a virtual workshop on 15 March, to analyse the development of Vietnamese bioenergy and its contribution to the Government’s pledges as well as proposals to promote the sector.
The event was a part of the ‘Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam’ (BEM) project, which is implemented by EREA and GIZ. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Mr. Nathan Moore – Director of GIZ BEM project – said, ‘This workshop is one step toward addressing challenges in the bioenergy sector, fostering market conditions for both public and private stakeholders and contributing to Viet Nam’s COP26 commitments. It will bring new insights to our collective efforts to recognise bioenergy as a key contributor to Viet Nam’s energy and development goals, as we strive together towards a low-carbon future.’
The workshop consisted of presentations and a panel discussion covering the intersection of COP26 and bioenergy which were delivered by both Vietnamese government ministries, local and international experts.
For more information about the BEM project, please see here.
For further information, please contact Nathan Moore – BEM’s Project Director, Energy Cluster, GIZ Viet Nam.
Nathan Moore — Project Director, BEM