Resolution 24/NQ-TW: Active response to climate change, improvement of natural resource management and environmental protection
This resolution is intended to further enhance the mainstreaming of climate change and sustainable development in Vietnam, in response to what the government sees as an insufficiently rapid and serious response to previous action plans and legislation amongst Vietnam's ministries. The resolution promotes the shift towards a model of green growth (see the below Green Growth Strategy). This involves restructuring the economy towards sustainable development. The resolution also seeks to create favorable conditions for businesses to invest in green growth, with the government mandated to establish the legal framework and build specific policies to support business.
Reduce GHG emissions per unit of GDP by 8-10% by 2020 against a 2010 baseline
To manage the rational exploitation, terminate the exploitation of natural forests and raise the area of natural reserves to over 3 million hectares; Increase forest coverage to over 45% by 2020
Transform the structure of energy use towards increasing the proportion of renewable energy, new energy to 5% of total primary commercial energy; Reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2020 against a 2010 baseline