Workshop on disseminating climate change regulations to businesses within enviromental protection law

01/10/2023

TN&MTOn April 18th, in Hai Phong City, the Climate Change Department (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) organized a workshop for the exchange, dissemination, and legal education on coping with climate change within the Environmental Protection Law for businesses.

This workshop is part of a series of activities aimed at disseminating, training, and promoting the Environmental Protection Law and related implementation guidelines nationwide.

Ms. Mai Kim Lien - Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) delivered a speech at the workshop.

During the workshop, representatives from the Climate Change Department provided information about Vietnam's efforts to address climate change, the enacted legal provisions, regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, ozone protection, and the development of the global carbon market, as well as greenhouse gas inventory and MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) guidance for businesses.

Based on this, delegates engaged in discussions and dialogues to address challenges and difficulties in implementing climate change regulations in local production and business activities. Business representatives made suggestions for specialized training and professional development activities to enhance businesses' capabilities in conducting greenhouse gas inventories, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and participating in carbon credit exchange in the future.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Mai Kim Lien, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department, stated that the Environmental Protection Law was passed by the 14th National Assembly during its 10th session and took effect on January 1, 2022. Following that, several other important documents were issued, including new regulations in the field of climate change. These include Government Decree No. 06/2022/NĐ-CP dated January 7, 2022, which stipulates the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and ozone protection, as well as Prime Minister's Decision No. 01/2022/QĐ-TTg dated January 18, 2022, which specifies the sectors and facilities required to conduct greenhouse gas inventories. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment issued Circular No. 01/2022/TT-BTNMT on detailed implementation of the Environmental Protection Law regarding climate change adaptation.

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