Ministry of Construction (MOC) Vietnam Case Study

Vietnam's Ministry of Construction (MOC)

Objective: The overall objective of the Pilot Programme is to strengthen Vietnam's ability to prepare, propose and implement a full-scale scheme of clearly specified Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the cement sector. The NAMAs needed to be designed in a way that would attract international climate finance through the carbon market and other support mechanisms, and through that, support up-scaled mitigation action.

Who is the client?

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) of Vietnam is a government ministry responsible for, among others:

  • state administration on construction, building materials, urban and rural construction planning, urban infrastructure, public services
  • representing the owner of state capital in state-owned enterprises.

What is the context?

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) of Vietnam was allocated grant funds from the Nordic Development Fund toward the cost of Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme. The Nordic Partnership Initiative on Up-scaled Mitigation Action (NPI) explores and demonstrates how international climate finance can be matched with up-scaled mitigation plans in developing countries. The NPI Pilot Programme aims to improve readiness for both carbon market and other support mechanisms through technical and financial assistance.

What was the challenge?

The overall objective of the Pilot Programme is to strengthen Vietnam's ability to prepare, propose and implement a full-scale scheme of clearly specified Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the cement sector. The NAMAs needed to be designed in a way that would attract international climate finance through the carbon market and other support mechanisms, and through that, support up-scaled mitigation action.

A key challenges faced by the Ministry of Construction were in addressing

  • gaps in data availability and quality
  • lack of technical and institutional capacity
  • relevant technical, financial and other barriers to up-scaled mitigation and private sector engagement

What was our solution?

South Pole, together with their partners, assisted MOC to address the gaps mentioned above through the development of a two-year Pilot Programme developed through three major phases:

1) a design stage, including identification and collection of relevant data, development of baseline emission trends for the cement sector and establishing a sector-level MRV system;

2) a stakeholder engagement and consultation stage, to ensure buy-in from the government, private cement sector players, and national and international partners; and

3) a readiness stage, including a comprehensive capacity building program, policy and NAMA design support, and the supervision of the pilot phase of the NAMA implementation.



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