Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA)
Launched: August 2019
Representing: Business, academic, banking and civil society institutions
The Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA) is committed to ambitious climate action in Vietnam in order to support the delivery of the goals committed to globally under the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Members commit to taking concrete climate action on both individually and collaboratively in order to make the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C temperature goal a reality, with an initial focus on the energy and industry sectors. They will also use their leadership and influence to engage constructively with the public and with the national government to accelerate the implementation of our national climate targets and leverage domestic opportunities for higher ambition.
There is still a monumental gap between national emissions reductions targets and the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C temperature goal. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5°C found that the world must reduce its emissions by 45-50% by 2030, and reach net zero emissions by 2050, in order to meet the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C temperature goal. Closing this gap through enhanced climate targets and ramped up climate action is essential to safeguard the future of Vietnam and the world.
National governments cannot meet the global climate challenge alone. We, the signatories of the Vietnam Coalition for Climate Action (VCCA), pledge our commitment to ambitious climate action in Vietnam in order to support the delivery of the goals committed to globally under the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
As pioneers from business, academia, sub-national governments, media and civil society organisations, we understand the critical role that we can play to build a Vietnamese economy that is powered by low-carbon, climate-resilient practices and technologies, matching our actions with the urgency and scale required to deliver on the Paris Agreement. In fact, we believe that the wellbeing and prosperity of Vietnam lies in an inclusive net-zero economy that creates new opportunities for sustainable growth and development.
VCCA envisions a net-zero economy that ensures the safety, sustainability and prosperity of Vietnam. VCCA stands for enhancing win-win partnerships between the national government and non-state actors to foster the application, replica on and diffusion of climate actions across local communities, households and business to support Vietnam's commitments under the Paris Agreement.
We commit to taking concrete climate action both individually and collaboratively in order to make the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C temperature goal a reality. First we will prioritise our efforts on the energy and industry sectors, with a focus on ramping up action in ﬁve key action areas:
- Under the One Million Green Roofs, applying solar rooftop electricity and other green solutions to one million homes, buildings, oﬃces, and production facilities by 2030.
- Working at the city level through One Planet Cities to develop and implement more ambitious city plans to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
- Promoting the development of multiple land use models that integrates agriculture and renewable energy, bringing mutual beneﬁts to local communities, farmers and investors.
- Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of key processing export industries by working collaboratively with industry associations and businesses.
- Promoting the co-beneﬁts of renewable energy and energy services including a just transition for vulnerable groups in Vietnam.
We will also use our leadership and inﬂuence to engage constructively with the public and with the national government to accelerate the implementation of our national climate targets and leverage domestic opportunities for higher ambition. This includes through a revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and development of Vietnam's Long-term Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Development Strategies (LT-LEDS).
We will also work collaboratively from the local level up to the global level as part of the global network of domestic coalitions, Alliances for Climate Action.
We invite leaders from across communities, sectors and disciplines in Vietnam to join the VCCA. By working together we will multiply our eﬀorts and mobilise the climate action that is needed to ensure the long-term security, health and prosperity of Vietnam, and Vietnam's contribution to delivering a safe planet for us all.