Action plan for green growth aims to get approval soon

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is gathering opinions on Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s draft decision relating to approving the national action plan on green growth for the 2021 to 2030 period, with a vision towards 2050.

This comes following PM Chinh adopting the national green growth strategy on October 1 which will look forward to the coming decade with a pathway ahead to 2050.

This strategy has been designed to help promote economic restructuring in tandem with growth model reform, whilst also achieving economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social equality. It also looks to obtain a green and carbon-neutral economy that can help with efforts in curbing global warming.

The green growth strategy will primarily focus on economical and efficient use of energy and natural resources based on science and technology, digital technology applications and digital transformation, as well as the development of green and sustainable infrastructure and the promotion of green lifestyles.

Approved immediately before the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) last November, it reflects Vietnamese determination to carry out commitments on greenhouse gas emission reduction and climate action through realising green growth targets.

At COP26, the nation pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, cut down methane emissions by 30% by 2030, whilst gradually reducing and eliminating coal-fired power generation from 2030 to 2040 and protecting forests.

Moving towards these goals, the country must further accelerate the green growth strategy implementation and translate this strategy into an action plan.

The MPI outlined that the draft national action plan on green growth for 2021 to 2030 identifies concrete activities, tasks, along with implementation duration and resources. It has also been developed in a new context with existing strategies and plans taken into account to ensure the compatibility, complementarity, and feasibility of green growth measures when they are carried out in each sector and throughout the entire economy.

According to the draft, the Ministry will be the co-ordinating body for green growth, whilst the Minister will act as head of the national steering committee in this regard.