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
Green Jobs
Sustainable Services
Air Quality
Ecosystem Services
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change
Contact
Jason Lee

Mekong Sub-regional Representative & Viet Nam Country Representative

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

UNEP DTU

Luxembourg: The government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Finance

Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

UNICEF

Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam

Clean Cooling Collaborative (formerly known as K-CEP)

U.S. Department of State

Implementation Partner

World Bank (WB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX); Luxembourg for Finance; University of Luxembourg; Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG)

Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI); International Capital Market Association (ICMA); International Finance Corporation (IFC); Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE); Vietnam Bond Market Association;

UNICEF

UNEP

Conservation International (CI)

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Hanwha Corporation

Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) Vietnam

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Viet Nam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Ministry of Construction (MOC)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Ministry of Finance (MOF)

City People’s Committees (CPC)

SME Development Fund

Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning (VIUP)

Institute of Labor Science and Social affairs (ILSSA)

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund (SMEDF)

Key Documents

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 6, 2021

Chương trình đào tạo chuyên biệt cho các đơn vị đánh giá Trái phiếu xanh tại Việt Nam

Bộ Tài chính vừa khởi động chuỗi chương trình đào tạo dành riêng cho thị trường trái phiếu xanh tại Việt Nam trong khuôn khổ chương trình hợp tác với Viện tăng trưởng xanh toàn cầu (GGGI) về phát triển tài chính xanh. Sự kiện đào tạo đầu tiên nhấn mạnh vai trò của các […]

News • August 6, 2021

Training opens for green bond verifiers in Viet Nam

The Global Green Growth Institute and The Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance have started a capacity-building program with a series of training events for Viet Nam’s green bond market within the framework of a collaboration initiative. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Finance, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Climate Bonds […]

News • July 28, 2021

Việt Nam Học Tập Kinh Nghiệm Từ Các Chuyên Gia Quốc Tế Hàng Đầu Về Trái Phiếu Xanh

Thí điểm phát hành trái phiếu xanh thông qua các loại hình tổ chức phát hành khác nhau (doanh nghiệp, nhà nước, địa phương) là một trong những bước cần thiết để đẩy nhanh sự phát triển của thị trường trái phiếu xanh của Việt Nam, đây là một trong các khuyến nghị được đưa […]

News • July 28, 2021

Vietnam Picked Up Insights From International Leading Experts On Green Bonds

Pilot green bond issuance through different issuer types (corporate, sovereign, municipal) is one of the steps to accelerate the development of Vietnam’s green bond market, recommended in the freshly launched report by GGGI. On June 25, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched its report “Green Bonds Make More Cents?” which analyzes trends of green […]

News • May 17, 2021

Green Bonds Peaked Vietnamese Investment Community’s Interest

On March 26, 2021, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Viet Nam and Vietnam Community of Investment Professionals (A CFA Society in formation) co-organized the webinar “Green Bonds – The fast-emerging market” to share international practices on Green Bond and insights into the Vietnamese market. Mr. Vinh Vo, CFA – Chairman of Vietnam Community of Investment […]

News • May 7, 2021

Trái phiếu xanh thu hút sự quan tâm của giới đầu tư Việt

Ngày 26 tháng 3 năm 2021, Viện Tăng trưởng Xanh Toàn cầu (GGGI) Việt Nam và Cộng đồng Chuyên gia Đầu tư tại Việt Nam (cộng đồng các thành viên Viện CFA) đã đồng tổ chức hội thảo trực tuyến “Trái phiếu xanh – Thị trường tăng trưởng nhanh” để chia sẻ các thông lệ […]

News • December 17, 2020

Five years since the Paris Agreement: The race to net zero is on

Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth Institute   In the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are both challenges and opportunities in ensuring that COP26, a UN climate change summit, builds confidence in the Paris Agreement as an effective tool to avoid climate […]

News • December 17, 2020

Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and GGGI sign a Memorandum of Understanding on green finance cooperation

Hanoi, December 17, 2020 – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will collaborate to strengthen, exchange, and share experience in green finance, thereby creating the foundation for the long-term development of a green financial market, and promoting green growth and sustainable economic development. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was […]

News • December 11, 2020

GGGI selected as Technical Assistance Providers for Burkina Faso and Viet Nam by K-CEP

December 10, Hanoi and Ouagadougou – The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), a philanthropic collaboration, has selected the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as technical assistance providers to improve access to and the efficiency of cooling in Burkina Faso and Viet Nam. K-CEP was launched in 2017 to support the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal […]

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 • 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 […]

Projects

VN07
Countries
VN07 Accelerating Innovations for Energy Efficiency Initiative
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,900,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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VN13
Countries
VN13 MSWTE Finance Facility in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Jan 07, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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VN12
Countries
VN12 Clean Energy for Climate-Smart Schools in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 99,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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VN11
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN11 Sustainable Urban Cooling in Viet Nam Cities
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN10
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN10 Viet Nam Green Bond Readiness Program
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,396,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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VN3
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN3 Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN04
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN04 Viet Nam Distributed Solar – Solar Rooftop Leasing Finance Facility
Start Date Q1 Dec 1, 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 108,671
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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VN05
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN05 Transitioning to a new model of urban development in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Dec 1, 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,186
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN06
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN06 Promoting Greenovation through SMEs and start-ups in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 239,632
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,119,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Enhanced Policy for Increased Green Finance in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 677,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Scaling up Biomass Waste-to-Energy in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 702,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Saint Lucia  • Climate action  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea-Capacity-Strengthening-Workshop Report. Caribbean  • gcf readiness  • sustainable landscapes  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Green Bonds Make More Cents? green finance  • Green Bonds  • Viet Nam  • Green Finance  • Green investment
Report
Green Bonds Make More Cents?

green finance  • Green Bonds  • Viet Nam  • Green Finance  • Green investment

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Climate action  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • México

Market Survey: Potential of Green Bond in Viet Nam Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Market Survey: Potential of Green Bond in Viet Nam

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020) Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy
Report
Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020)

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy

Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

Viet Nam  • 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

GGGI In-Country Staff

Chu Le Thuy Duong

Senior Administrative Assistant

Dao Thi Mai Hoa

Sustainable Investment Senior Officer

Ha Nguyen

Communications Expert - Vietnam Green Bond Readiness Program

Marshall Brown

Program Lead - Designing Article 6 Policy Approaches Program

Tanja Leimgruber

Program Lead – Digital Transformation For Green Growth

Hanh Hoang

Communications Officer

Jason Lee

Mekong Sub-regional Representative & Viet Nam Country Representative

Hien Tran

Senior Associate, Sustainable Finance Policy

Minh Bao Tran

Senior Finance and Administrative Associate

Srinath Komarina

Senior Green Finance Officer

Huong Ta

Senior Program Officer

Thinh Ngoc Tran

Senior Investment Officer, Viet Nam