Vietnam plans greener rice cultivation

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(Photo: IRRI)

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Vietnam plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation by 14% by 2030, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment at a conference. Pham Hoang Yen, an expert involved in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, said in the last few years, the country had chased the goal of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gasses (GHG) in the overall cultivation sector by 2020. What the country has been doing includes preparation for National Appropriate Mitigation Action and other policies developing countries adopted to control global GHG at a UNFCC conference in Bali eight years ago.
Vietnam has also carried out a program of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). In June last year, the country had 253 CDM projects and had registered 11 programmes of activities. This move earned it 10.7 million certified emission reduction credits granted by CDM Executive Board through CDM activities, Mr. Yen said. The total GHG emissions reduction from the 253 CDM projects was 137 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.


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