In Vietnam, sub-national governments, including cities, as well as non-state actors in the urban sector, have a critical role to play in ensuring the achievement of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution as well as the Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) of Vietnam.
UN-Habitat research shows, that of the 164 NDCs submitted by August 2016, Vietnam is one of the 113 countries that has “strong urban content” in its NDC. The urban planning and development actions at the sub-national level thus may determine the level of resilience and green development that will occur in Vietnam. It is therefore now very important that they make informed decisions and bold actions to address climate adaptation and mitigation so as not to lock-in local development in form and function that limits their adaptation and mitigation potentials now and in the future.
Organised by UN-Habitat in cooperation with MOC and MONRE with the aim to further boost Vietnam’s climate ambitions, the event will create a platform to discuss “Urban and sub-national climate actions in view of the NDC and PIPA”. It will be a great opportunity to rally cities and urban stakeholders to act and initiate transformative climate actions considering Where Vietnam stand in its climate actions, where it wants to go, and how it plans to go there? Answering these questions inspired by the UNFCCC’s “Talanoa Dialogue” approach can help “build trust and advance knowledge through empathy and understanding” among the climate actors in Vietnam.
Next to the climate dialogue, participants will have the chance to take part in a good practice exchange that will be staged in a “market place” during the event.
Date: 31 October 2018
Venue: Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi
Please find the draft programme here: Draft Programme: Local Climate Actions and the NDCs