Int'l partners reiterate support for Viet Nam to deliver on net-zero 2050 goals
VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has launched the Resource Mobilization Plan (RMP) in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, an additional step to work toward achieving the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) targets.
JETP was agreed between Viet Nam and the International Partners Group (IPG) in December 2022 at the EU-ASEAN summit in Brussels and outlined in the JETP Political Declaration.
The IPG comprises of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United States of America, and co-led by the EU and the UK.
Addressing the launch ceremony in Dubai, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: "The launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan is a great milestone for the implementation of the Just Energy Transition Partnership. It demonstrates Viet Nam's leadership in paving the way for a clean energy future. The EU is proud to be part of this Partnership and we remain committed to working with Viet Nam to support the necessary reforms for speeding up crucial investment into renewable energy and a green economy."
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak shared: "The Resource Mobilisation Plan will unlock the vital finance needed to accelerate Viet Nam's transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said: The Viet Nam Just Energy Transition Partnership Resource Mobilisation Plan demonstrates Viet Nam's commitment to building the clean energy economy of the 21st century. Canada continues to support cleaner energy and coal phase-out in Viet Nam and looks to the future where the JETP will contribute to a global legacy of responsible energy practices and shared prosperity. Together, we lay the foundation for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow."
Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen said:
"Congratulations to Prime Minister Chính and the government of Vietnam on today's important step towards implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership. At this critical moment in Vietnam's transition, Denmark and IPG stand ready to support Vietnam to get on track to deliver on its ambitious Net Zero 2050 goal. Denmark has more than 40 years of experience with green transition and we have shown that the green transition can be a driver for jobs and green economic growth. We are committed to sharing our experiences and knowhow to support Vietnam's just energy transition."
President of France Emmanuel Macron said: "The launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan is a key milestone that paves the way for a just energy transition that leaves no one behind. It symbolizes our collective efforts to enable Viet Nam to achieve its ambitious climate goals and accelerate its transition away from fossil fuels. France is pleased to be part of this just energy transition partnership that guarantees a resilient and prosperous future for the Vietnamese people, by reducing the consequences of pollution and promoting economic growth and job creation, and encapsulates the principle enshrined in the Paris Pact for People and the Planet, that no country should have to choose between fighting poverty and fighting for the planet."
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz said: "Today's launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan for a Just Energy Transition Partnership marks an important step towards a green and just energy transition in Viet Nam. Germany highly appreciates Viet Nam's ambitious climate targets and the commitment to increase renewable energies by 2030. We will work together to create a favourable framework and to implement the Plan swiftly. Germany is committed to provide substantial financing for implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership with Viet Nam. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the government, civil society and the private sector to ensure a transparent and equitable process to achieve our joint goals."
Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni said: "The launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan for the Just Energy Transition Partnership marks an important step forward in our collective efforts to support and accelerate Viet Nam's energy transition towards a sustainable future. Italy is proud to be part of this ambitious initiative and is committed to continue working with the Partnership."
Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Ghar Støre said: "We welcome the finalization of the Resource Mobilisation Plan for the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) with Viet Nam. Now we can focus on implementation. Norway stands ready to contribute through investments and sharing of expertise and experiences."
The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said: "Today's launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan (RMP) marks an important milestone in Viet Nam's clean energy transition and commitment to accelerating efforts to reduce emissions and achieve ambitious climate targets. The United States will continue to support Viet Nam in this important endeavour to create the foundation and investment environment for a dynamic and just green economy and cleaner future for the Vietnamese people."