Climate Change

Statement to the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC) by Civil Society Constituencies in ASEAN Member States

This statement outlines the expectations of civil society constituencies in ASEAN member states of ASEAN Parties to the UNFCCC for the period to COP26 and beyond; it incorporates the voices of vulnerable and marginalised communities on the frontlines who are directly facing the impacts of climate change, including women and indigenous peoples.

Please click here for the statement.

Ready for COP25: Ways towards inclusive NDC implementation


The Government of Vietnam is currently revising its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and plans to submit the final version to UNFCCC in 2020. Notably, implementing NDCs can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all sectors and levels of government. The implementation of NDCs can also support other, related international frameworks and agreements, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 or the Gender Action Plan (GAP).

Publications from CCWG Member meeting on June 12, 2019

To successfully address climate change education, innovation and sound data are crucial. Mid-June CCWG organized a meeting and invited speakers to share on those topics with its members. First, Dr. Nguyen Viet Thanh, Head of the Department of Sustainable Development and Climate Change from the University of Natural Resources and Environment, introduced the research and training activities of the Department and encouraged cooperation and exchange between the department and CCWG members.

CCWG: Introduction to Methodologies and Results of Climate Vulnerability Assessments Implemented by Civil Society Organizations in the Context of the National Adaptation Plan

To support the government in the NAP process, the Climate Change Working Group (CeWG) - chaired by WWF Vietnam - with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-stiftung (FES) will organize the International Workshop: Introduction to methodologies and results of climate vulnerability assessment implemented by society organizations in context of National Adaptation Plan on April 23rd, 2019 to present the results of a study on CVAs implemented by CCWG members (commissioned by FES);

The topics and speakers include:

CCWG Monthly Meeting

The meeting has the following objectives:

  • Update CCWG members about the network’s activities and final results at COP24
  • Based on the tentative annual plan of CCWG for 2019, CCWG members discuss on how CCWG contributes on PA implementation in Vietnam aligned with COP24 results
  • Brainstorm about CCWG’s plan at COP25 including the topic of gender


CCWG Event: Opportunities and Challenges in NDC Revision and Implementation

To update the NDC revision process from the government as well as explore potential opportunities for NGOs to engage in this important process, CCWG, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, is organizing the international workshop: Opportunities and Challenges in NDC Revision and Implementation.


 Confirmed speakers so far include:

- H.E. Wojciech Gerwel, Ambassador of Poland

- Mr. Pham van Tan, Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment

CCWG Position Paper on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Global warming has to be curbed to a maximum of two degrees over this century to maintain the planet as a hospitable place and to avoid extreme and unmanageable situations caused by climate change. As a lower middle income country that is very vulnerable to climate change effects, Vietnam faces the challenge of how to respond effectively to climate change while at the same time meeting its development needs in a sustainable way. To tackle climate change and to lead the Vietnamese economy into a low carbon future, all sources of man-made pollutants caused by electricity production, transportation, industry, waste and agriculture need to be reduced dramatically.

CCWG Position Paper on Climate Change Mitigation

On its path towards becoming an industrialized country by the new decade, Vietnam has made significant improvements regarding poverty and social welfare over the last years, but this development has also spurred greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to increase steeply: in 2013, emissions were 3.5 times as high as compared to 1991. According to forecasts, CO2 emission in Vietnam will have tripled by 2030 compared to 2010 if the current development trajectory continues without enhanced mitigation efforts.

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