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Decision No. 543/QD-BNN-KHCN: Action Plan on Climate Change Response of Agriculture and Rural Development Sector in the Period 2011-2015 and vision to 2050

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2011
This decision aims to strengthen the capacity of the agriculture and rural development sector to mitigate GHG emissions, as well as to reduce impacts from climate change, and to promote sustainable development. The five main objectives of the decision are:
- Stabilise, ensure safety for residents of the cities, regions, particularly the Mekong river delta, the Northern delta and the Central coastal zone
- Ensure stable production of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and salt towards low emission orientation and sustainable development
- Ensure food security, maintenance of 3.8m ha of paddy land, of which 3.2m ha with 2 crops per year at least
- Ensure safety of the dike system, civil works, technical and economic infrastructure, that meets the requirements for natural disaster prevention and mitigation
- Keep the sector growth of 20%, poverty reduction rate of 20% and reduction of greenhouse gas emission at 20% in each 10-year period.

The action plan contains seven duties that are to occur, and under each, specifies numerous detailed actions and outputs required.


  • Forest cover of 42-43% attained in 2010 and 47% by 2020 by 2010, 2020 against a 2010 baseline
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • Reduction of GHG emissions at 20% in each 10-year period in agriculture by 2020 against a 2010 baseline
    Agriculture | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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