Vietnam strives to achieve “zero” net emissions by 2050


Vietnam strives to achieve “zero” net emissions by 2050

Addressing at COP26, the Prime Minister emphasized that responding to climate change and restoring nature must become the highest priority in all development decisions and the highest ethical standard.

At noon on November 1, local time, ie 19:00 Hanoi time, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the solemn opening ceremony of the Climate Change Summit held within the framework of the 2nd Conference. 26 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This is the most important and large-scale international conference on climate change, which is of particular interest to the international community in the context of very complicated and unpredictable climate change with daily impacts. The more serious it is on a global scale, requires countries to take strong action to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

Attending COP 26 were leaders and representatives of 197 parties to the Convention, including more than 120 heads of state and prime ministers. The conference also included United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, leaders of dozens of international organizations and major international financial institutions in the world, many multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcome Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to the COP26 Conference. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the COP26 Summit, the leaders expressed great concern at the increasingly serious impacts of climate change on the Earth, and reaffirmed the need for humanity to continue In pursuit of the goal of keeping the average global temperature increase at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the international community needs urgent action now and stronger commitments. , making more efforts to respond to the current climate crisis.

The speakers also emphasized that developed countries need to fulfill their commitments to mobilize finance to support developing countries in their efforts to adapt and withstand the impacts of climate change, arguing that COP26 is the last chance to restore nature and protect the future of humanity.

Speaking at the conference, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that the negative impacts of climate change are seriously affecting food security, water security, sustainable development, and even threatening the environment. The survival of many countries and populations requires the international community to act more aggressively, responsibly and without delay on a global scale. This is a global issue so a global approach is needed, this is an issue that affects everyone, so a universal approach is needed.

Responding to climate change and restoring nature must become the highest priority in all development decisions and the highest ethical standard of all levels, industries, businesses and people, the Prime Minister stressed. . Science and technology must go first to lead and financial resources must be a lever, promoting the transformation of the development model towards a green, circular, sustainable, inclusive and humane economy. The Prime Minister also said that all actions must be based on nature and people-centered, being the subject and driving force of sustainable development, leaving no one behind.

Calling on all countries to make strong commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of the principle of shared but differentiated responsibility, in accordance with the conditions, circumstances and capacity of each country, must have climate change justice, the Prime Minister said that climate finance, technology transfer and capacity building play a very important role for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement. Developed countries need to fulfill their financial commitments and urgently set more ambitious financial targets for the period after 2025.

Responding to climate change and restoring nature must become the highest priority in all development decisions and the highest ethical standard of all levels, industries, businesses and people, the Prime Minister stressed. . (Photo: VNA)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that, despite being a developing country that has only just begun to industrialize over the past three decades, as a country with advantages in renewable energy, Vietnam will build and deploy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions strongly with its own resources, along with the cooperation and support in finance and technology transfer of the international community, especially developed countries, including real implement mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, to achieve net emissions of “zero” by 2050.

Concluding his speech at this leading international event, the Prime Minister affirmed that Vietnam is making great efforts to both respond to climate change and develop the economy in order to rise up and ensure living standards. better for everyone, while contributing responsibly to the international community. Vietnam wishes to strengthen cooperation with the international community in investment and sustainable development programs and projects in the coming time.

Many friends and international partners highly appreciated the speech of the Prime Minister of Vietnam and affirmed their willingness to cooperate with Vietnam in implementing measures to promote green growth and circular economy. and support communities, especially vulnerable groups, to increase their resilience and adaptability to extreme and unusual weather events as a result of climate change.