Strategic Dialogue on NDC Implementation and Policy Reforms for Low-Carbon Development (October 2016)

PA15 will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo Source: Tran Quoc Pagoda
The government of Vietnam and the PMR will co-host a strategic dialogue on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and policy reforms for low-carbon development. The event will be an opportunity for key stakeholders from Vietnam and other PMR countries to discuss the relevance of carbon pricing in the context of the implementation of their NDC. This dialogue will also be an important stepping stone toward Vietnam’s national dialogue on the implementation of its National Climate Change Strategy and NDC. The presentations and panel discussion that will be made during this event will touch upon different countries’ NDC implementation strategies and their components (e.g., analytics and implementation planning, including investments and financing), as well as the role that carbon pricing plays. The dialogue is open to the press.
Oct 18, 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam
October 18, 2016
Madhu Raghunath, World Bank
1. Policy Instruments to Support the Transition toward Low-carbon Development
Two key note speeches to begin the discussion.
Trần Hồng Hà, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
John Roome, World Bank
2. Policy and Investment Planning for a Country’s Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
This session provided an opportunity for participants to exchange insights on different approaches considered by several governments to assess policy instrument packages and develop investment plans in order to achieve their countries’ mitigation and adaptation objectives for the pre-2020 and prepare for implementation of their contributions under the Paris Agreement.
Moderator: Christophe Crepin, World Bank
Pham Van Tan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
Vietnam: Paris Agreement Implementation - Challenges in Policy and Investment Planning
Juan Pedro, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Policy and Investment Planning for a Country’s Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
James Vener, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDP
UNDP: Policy and Investment Planning used to Achieve Climate Change Goals
10:00 Break
3. Translation of NDCs into Financing Plans
During this session, government officials exchanged views on how to finance the implementation of NDCs. They presented their experience and plans to reform existing taxation and subsidy systems, mobilize domestic and international finance, and screen public investments to engage their economies on a low-carbon development path, in particular in light of their NDC mitigation and adaptation objectives.
Moderator: Venkata Ramana Putti, World Bank
Pham Hoang Mai, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
Vietnam: Financing NDCs
Nguyen Quang Vinh, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
José Domingos Gonzalez Miguez, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
Brazil: World Bank Meeting on NDC Implementation
A. Duraisamy, Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, India
Silvia Charpentier, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: New Common Sense for Development Financing
4. Role of Carbon Pricing in the Implementation of Development Policy Reforms in general and NDCs in particular
During this panel discussion, representatives from different governments exchanged their views on the role that carbon pricing instruments can play in their respective countries in the implementation of development policy reforms in general and NDCs in particular, as a tool to internalize local and global externalities and mobilize domestic and international finance.
Moderator: John Roome, World Bank
Pham Van Tan, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
Malin Ahlberg, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Sharlin Hemraj, Environmental & Fuel Taxes, the National Treasury, South Africa
12:30 Wrap up
End of event