Japan Supports Greenhouse Gas Inventory in Vietnam

A power plant in Helsinski emit thick smoke from burning fossil fuels. Photo by: Mikko Itälahti / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Mikko ItälahtiCC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Japan is funding a technical cooperation project on greenhouse gas inventories in Vietnam. The initiative will run for three years starting September 2010.

Greenhouse gas inventory helps a country track its greenhouse gas emission level.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency and Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment have signed the USD3.1 million agreement to implement the Capacity Building for National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Project, Vietnam Net Bridge reports.

The project aims to build Vietnam’s capacity to undertake periodic and systematic collection and compilation of data for national greenhouse gas inventories. It also seeks to conduct quality control schemes for greenhouse gas inventories in various sectors.

The project will primarily involve the deployment of Japanese experts to provide technical assistance to Vietnamese officials and sending Vietnamese experts for training abroad.

Two weeks ago, Japan, along with France, signed an agreement for official development assistance loans of USD134 million to help the country cope with climate change.

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