UN backs Vietnamese energy transition scheme

VOV.VN - The UN has affirmed its willingness to support the nation in establishing a partnership on energy transition with G7 nations, in a letter sent by Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN, to Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Selwin Hart, special adviser to the UN Secretary General on Climate Action, presented the letter to Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, permanent representative of Vietnam to the UN, at a meeting held on May 18 in New York.

In the letter, the UN Secretary General hailed the country’s decision to make a strong commitment to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as reducing domestic coal-fired electricity consumption at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). As a result of these efforts, the UN fully supports Vietnamese efforts to phase out coal-fired power by 2040.

Guterres therefore welcomed the recent agreement by G7 nations to prioritise the establishment of partnership with the country on energy transition.

In response, Ambassador Giang thanked the UN and Guterres for the support given to the nation, saying that he will soon send the letter to PM Chinh and will continue to work alongside the special adviser and UN agencies on this issue.