Vietnam and South Korea Strengthen Collaboration in Global Emissions Reduction Projects

On November 1, Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Dang Quoc Khanh, engaged in a discussion with the Republic of Korea's Minister of Environment, Han Whajin. The primary topic of the talks revolved around the possibility of strengthening collaboration in projects aimed at reducing global emissions.

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Vietnam - RoK Expand Cooperation in Global Emissions Reduction Projects
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh held talks with the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Minister of Environment Han Whajin on Nov. 1.

During the talks, Minister Dang Quoc Khanh expressed his appreciation for the RoK’s ODA program. The RoK’s green ODA program will provide support to Vietnam in fulfilling its commitments at COP26. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam will collaborate with the RoK to implement specific cooperation programs that will yield the desired outcomes.

RoK’s Minister of Environment Han Whajin, on her part, stated that the RoK is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The country has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) compared to 2018. The RoK is actively working towards this goal and remains confident that the two countries will continue to collaborate on various fronts to reduce carbon emissions by expanding cooperation in global emissions reduction projects.

Minister Han Whajin also mentioned that the RoK will provide support to Vietnam in terms of experts, technology, and practical experience to jointly fulfill international commitments regarding environmental protection and climate change response, with the aim of achieving sustainable development.

During the talks, the two ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive cooperation in the field of environment. This agreement is expected to serve as a new driving force for further collaboration between the two ministries, as well as the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

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