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Implementing the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam

Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement II (VN-SIPA II)

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2023 to 2028

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources


Per capita greenhouse gas emissions quadrupled in Viet Nam between 2000 and 2015. At the same time, the costs of climate change and the climatic threats to the country are increasing too. Depending on the scenario, potentially millions of people will be affected by coastal flooding, more frequent extreme weather and the severe impacts on many ecosystems and their services, such as food and water.

At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Viet Nam committed to be climate neutral by 2050 – if it receives international support.


Viet Nam is moving towards net zero emissions in a socially just way. This allows it to comply with the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The project enables the Vietnamese Ministry of Environment to better coordinate and integrate climate, energy and biodiversity considerations.

It also supports efforts to switch to low-carbon freight transport in the transport sector, which is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

In the agricultural sector, the project strengthens expertise in the Ministry of Agriculture and two provinces to develop nature-based solutions for climate adaptation.

In all areas, nationally and regionally, the project promotes knowledge management, dialogue and gender-responsive approaches.

The project also serves as an interface for the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Viet Nam: it coordinates IKI projects in the country and provides information on climate policy processes. This also includes supporting the political dialogue between the German IKI ministries and their Vietnamese counterparts.

Last update: October 2023