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).

In Vietnam, the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) has been advocating the engagement of CSOs in the NDC towards the inclusive progress at booth revision and implementation. Therefore, with coordination and support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and SNV Vietnam, CCWG will organize an international conference titled: “Ready for COP25: Ways towards inclusive NDC implementation”. 


The overall objective is to enhance the engagement of civil society organizations with the Vietnamese government in the NDC revision progress in order to assist the government in achieving its Paris Agreement commitment. 

Tentative agenda  




08:00 – 08:30



08:30 – 08:50

Opening Remarks

Mr. Pham Van Tan

Deputy Director of Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


Mr. Nguyen Quang Tin

Vice Director of Department of Science Technology and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MARD)


Ms. Yvonne Blos

Director of the Climate Change project, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Vietnam

08:50 – 09:20

Update on the NDC revision progress: current status and on-going plan


Q&A: 10 minutes

Ms. Chu Thanh Huong, Department of Climate Change (DCC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) (tbc)

09:20 – 09:50

What comes next: Key topics at COP25 and gender integration (GAP)

Ms. Gotelind Alber

Board of Directors, GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice

9.50 – 10.20

How gender responsiveness in CC response brings more impact

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)

10:20 – 10:40

Photo session - Tea break


10:40 – 10:50

Gender survey of CCWG and Recommendations for GAP implementation in Vietnam

Ms. Pham Cam Nhung, CCWG chair women

10:50 – 11:05

Recommendations on Gender integration into NDC

Ms. Tran Thuy Anh, UNWomen

11.05 – 12.00

Panel discussion: Implementing the Paris Agreement in a gender sensitive manner – current trends and challenges in Vietnam and lessons learned from the global level (tbc)

Ms. Gotelind Alber,

Mr. Pham Van Tan-MONRE

Mr. Nguyen Quang Tin MARD

Representative from DARD

Ms. Tran Thuy Anh-UNWomen

Ms. Pham Cam Nhung-CCWG


Facilitation: Ms. Tran Tu Anh, SNV, core member of CCWG

12.00 – 12.10

Closing remarks

Ms. Alison Rusinow

Country director of SNV, core member of CCWG

12:10 – 14:00

Lunch at Sheraton Hotel