Vietnam has the highest methane emissions from paddy rice production in the Southeast Asia region. In its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, the country committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 8%. In partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Vietnam recently held a policy workshop to discuss the results of two IRRI projects.
The first project, Reducing methane emissions from paddy rice production in Vietnam, produced an online kiosk that makes available management strategies, data on the suitability of farming technologies, and practices and policy actions from Bangladesh, Colombia and Vietnam. The second project aims to support policymakers in making informed decisions on climate-change adaptation policies that provide institutions and decision makers with data and tools to identify vulnerable geographic areas and implement suitable climate-smart technologies.
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