Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a decision approving National Climate Change Strategy for 2050.
The overall objective of the strategy, defined in Decision 896/QD-TTgis to proactively and effectively adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and address the vulnerabilities and risks caused by climate change.
The strategy also aims to make an active and responsible contribution to the international community in protecting the Earth’s climate, to take advantage of the opportunities offered by climate change response to transform growth models, as well as to improve the competitiveness of the economy.
The strategy predicts that by 2050, Vietnam will effectively manage water and land resources, improve environmental quality and prevent natural disasters affecting socio-economic development, firmly guaranteeing the security of national water resources.
It includes maintaining a stable forest cover at 43%; 100% of the population is supplied with drinking water, 100% of households in disaster prone areas have safe houses and disaster risk insurance for production and business activities.
To achieve the above objectives, the strategy has defined specific tasks and solutions.
According to the strategy, Vietnam should build the resilience and adaptive capacity of natural, economic and social systems, ensuring sustainable livelihoods, including preventing deterioration and restoring resources; build a smart and modern agricultural sector, capable of effectively adapting to climate change and of high economic value; strictly manage and protect existing natural forests; and develop infrastructure that adapts to climate change.
The solutions to reduce the damage caused by natural disasters and the increase in climatic extremes are to increase investments and modernize the weather monitoring system and upgrade technology related to forecasts.
By 2030, Vietnam will develop and implement an action plan to reduce methane emissions by 30% compared to 2020, as well as manage and eliminate greenhouse substances./.