Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Viet Nam is to increase green energy production, reduce GHG emissions, increased capacities on access to climate finance and to develop green master plans and bankable projects for Vietnamese cities.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Adam Ward

Country Representative - Vietnam

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Ministry of Construction (MOC)

City People’s Committees (CPC)

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Viet Nam Development Bank (VDB)

Context

Viet Nam has identified the importance of shifting away from traditional models of growth in order to sustain the development gains of recent decades. The country has adopted a National Green Growth Strategy (VGGS) and developed a corresponding Green Growth Action Plan. However, the cost to implement the VGGS is estimated to be at least $30 billion, requiring a significant increase to current financing levels.

The country’s economic growth in recent decades has been accompanied by significant rural to urban migration, which has led to increased social and environmental challenges. Over the past decade, 700 square kilometers of land have been converted into urban areas and inhabited by 7.5 million new city residents.

Viet Nam’s GHG inventory (2010) reveals a 602% increase since 1990, with emissions per unit of GDP surpassing all other Asia-Pacific developing countries except for China. This is fueled by domestic coal consumption, which has increased by 21% between 2013 and 2014 alone. Coal currently accounts for 36% of electricity supply, and is projected to increase 56% by 2030. Over 98% of the population is connected to the grid, and demand will increase by a further 10% a year until 2030.

GGGI’s program in Viet Nam is supporting government at the national and sub-national level to increase green energy production, reduce, increased their capacity on access to climate finance and to develop green master plans and bankable projects for Vietnamese cities.

 

News

News • July 6, 2018

Seeking FiT hike for bagasse power

News • June 6, 2018

GGGI and ISSLA formalize partnership on joint research and knowledge sharing activities

Hanoi- 06 June 2018- Viet Nam’s Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to formalize a cooperation framework to promote green growth, research and joint activities in the areas of capacity building and development of green economic growth options for […]

News • February 8, 2018

National Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam and Actions

On February 8, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction (MOC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a side event on “National Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam and Actions” at the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala […]

News • January 28, 2018

Weighing green options in rising energy demand

Viet Nam’s government is trying to attract investment into renewable energy development. Do you think that Viet Nam currently has sufficient advantages, mechanisms, and policies to lure investors into renewable energy projects? Viet Nam’s economy is growing at over double the rate of most developed markets (WB 6% in forecast in 2017) and growth in […]

News • January 25, 2018

Workshop on “Provincial Biomass Energy Planning” kicks off in Viet Nam

On January 25, GGGI in collaboration with the Soc Trang Department of Industry and Trade (DOIT) organized a consultation workshop entitled “Provincial Biomass Energy Planning”, which was led by GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman and Mr. Vo Van Chieu, Director of Soc Trang DOIT. Held in the Soc Trang province, the workshop was attended by around 80 representatives […]

News • January 23, 2018

GGGI urged to support Viet Nam’s Green Growth Strategy

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has suggested that the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) continues supporting Viet Nam in developing its legal framework, in studying to enhance its management, promoting communications work to raise awareness of green growth, and sharing information and knowledge on green growth. He made the suggestion at a […]

News • January 23, 2018

Vietnam commits to green growth: Deputy PM

Hanoi (VNA) – Viet Nam takes the matter of saving energy and resources and protecting the environment serious, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said while receiving Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Frank Rijsberman in Hanoi on January 23. Green growth is a need and a must of all nations in the world, […]

News • January 23, 2018

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman holds a press conference with journalists in Viet Nam

On January 23, GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman held a press conference with a group of 10 local journalists in Hanoi. During the press conference, he said “Vietnam needs to take the opportunity to promote renewable energy, which will have the dual benefit of reducing emissions and creating green jobs while decreasing the cost of energy production.” […]

News • December 20, 2017

Consultation workshop on SMEs Green Credit Handbook kicks off in Viet Nam

On December 20, 2017, GGGI together with the SME Development Fund of Vietnam (SMEDF), a public fund of $88m supporting Vietnamese SMEs, co-organized a consultation workshop on the draft Green Credit Handbook which details criteria for prioritizing green, innovative and women-led business proposals in accessing finance at SMEDF. GGGI also presented its international best practice […]

News • December 12, 2017

Conference mid-term review on implementation of Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy kicks off in Ha Noi

HA NOI – On December 11-12, the Viet Nam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and GIZ’s Macroeconomic Reforms/Green Growth Program co-hosted a “Conference mid-term review on implementation of Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy” in Northern region. The conference was co-chaired by Dr. Pham Hoang Mai, […]

News • December 6, 2017

Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Forum kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City – December 06, 2017. As co-sponsors of the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Forum, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction jointly organized a high-level plenary panel on Financing Low Emission Development and Green Growth in Asian Cities. It was chaired by Mr. […]

News • January 22, 2015

Vietnam promotes low-carbon growth

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) organised a workshop in Hanoi on January 21 to formally launch a project to facilitate the development of green energy technologies. The initiative, worth over 4 million USD, will be implemented at both national and provincial levels in four years and aims to advance the country’s relevant capacity […]

Projects

Project
Viet Nam Wastewater Management System (Ben Tre)
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 30 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Water and Sanitation
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Project
Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 119 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Enhanced Policy for Increased Green Finance in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 677 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Scaling up Biomass Waste-to-Energy in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 702 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green City Development Guidelines Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green City Development Guidelines

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Viet Nam brochure – Vietnamese Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Viet Nam brochure – Vietnamese

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Viet nam brochure – English Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Viet nam brochure – English

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

KHUNG KẾ HOẠCH QUỐC GIA CHƯƠNG TRÌNH HỢP TÁC GGGI-VIỆT NAM 2016 – 2020 Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
KHUNG KẾ HOẠCH QUỐC GIA CHƯƠNG TRÌNH HỢP TÁC GGGI-VIỆT NAM 2016 – 2020

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Viet Nam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Viet Nam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Thanh Binh Nguyen

Associate- Vietnam Program

Thinh Ngoc Tran

Analyst - GIS- Vietnam/Mongolia

Hang Thanh Nguyen

Communications and Partnerships Assistant - Vietnam

Nguyet Pham

Associate- Vietnam Program

Huong Ta

Officer -Vietnam Program

Hanh Le

Specialist-Policy

Hang Pham

Associate - Administration (Vietnam)

Adam Ward

Country Representative - Vietnam