Prime Minister

National Steering Committee on climate change commitment realization set up

12:20 | 12/22/2021

VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Decision 2157/QD-TTg, dated December 21, on the establishment of a national steering committee on realization of Viet Nam’s commitment at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

 

Viet Nam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26 

Accordingly, the National Steering Committee will be led by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh will serve as Deputy Head of the body. 

Members of the National Steering Committee include Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha (Permanent member), Minister-Chairman of the Office of Government Tran Van Son, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoa, Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Hong, Chairman of the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises Nguyen Hoang Anh.

The National Steering Committee is in charge of assisting the Government chief in directing and coordinating interdisciplinary work on Viet Nam’s commitments to COP26.  

It is responsible for strengthening coordination between ministries/localities and international organizations, development partners and other countries in climate change response. 

The National Steering Committee bears the responsibility for reviewing and finalizing synchronously mechanisms, policies, laws, strategies and planning, promoting reform of administrative procedures to create a favorable environment, actively taking advantage of financial support opportunities, technology and attract investment flows in infrastructure to respond to climate change, development models, and energy transformation.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is the standing body of the National Steering Committee.

Earlier, at COP26, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh commits to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

The commitment of net-zero emissions and joining the methane commitment had sent a strong signal to the international community, unleashing global finance for low-emission development, which was also an opportunity for Viet Nam’s development./.  

By Kim Anh