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, Viet Nam

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Ministry of Construction (MOC)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

City People’s Committees (CPC)

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 • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • November 6, 2018

Consultation workshop on assessing green jobs with a green employment projection model (Green- EPM)

November 6, Hanoi – On November 6, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Viet Nam Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) co-organized a consultation workshop on “Accessing green jobs with a green employment projection model” in Hanoi. The workshop was part of GGGI’s Green Growth and Employment Program that is […]

News • October 5, 2018

Greening Industry through Green Growth Programs

With the launch of the 2030 Agenda, inclusive and green industrial development has been recognized as a key element of sustainable development. Greening industry offers a development pathway consisting of two mutually supportive components: on the one hand, improving the environmental, social and economic performance of existing industries, and the other, creating new competitive industries […]

News • October 4, 2018

Conference on implementation of Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular of Urban Green Growth Indicators

Ho Chi Minh City, September 27-28 – The Ministry of Construction (MOC) – the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute co-hosted a “Conference on implementation of the Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular on Urban Green Growth Indicators”, under the series of events in Northern, […]

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 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

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Kinh nghiệm Tăng trưởng xanh của Hàn Quốc Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Kinh nghiệm Tăng trưởng xanh của Hàn Quốc

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Thực hiện mục tiêu NDC của Việt Nam trong lĩnh vực đô thị Viet Nam  • Green Cities
Report
Thực hiện mục tiêu NDC của Việt Nam trong lĩnh vực đô thị

Viet Nam  • Green Cities

Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector Viet Nam  • Green Cities
Report
Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector

Viet Nam  • Green Cities

Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

Hướng dẫn phát triển Đô thị xanh Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Hướng dẫn phát triển Đô thị xanh

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

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
Report
Green City Development Guidelines

Viet Nam  • Green Cities

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

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

Adam Ward

Country Representative, Viet Nam

Hanh Le

Deputy Country Representative, Viet Nam

Huong Ta

Green Cities Officer

Tero Tapio Raassina

Principal Investment Specialist

Nguyet Pham

Program Associate

Thinh Ngoc Tran

Investment Officer, Viet Nam