Vietnam Carbon Pricing Technical Training (September 2015)

Vietnam Carbon Pricing Technical Training (September 2015)
The Vietnam Carbon Pricing Training Workshop was organized at the government of Vietnam’s request, and co-hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The objectives of this workshop were to: (a) increase awareness among the key ministries and business group on the basic concepts of carbon pricing; (b) share relevant knowledge and experience with the key ministries and business groups in order to assure efficient and effective implementation, and achieve expected outcomes of the upcoming PMR Implementation grant; (c) and increase understanding of the implication of the carbon pricing building blocks of the Vietnam Partnership for Market Readiness Project. More than 25 officials of key ministries and businesses attended.
Date: 
Sep 29 - 30, 2015
Venue: 
Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
Day 1: September 29, 2015
8:30 Registration
1. Introduction
9:00
Nguyen Van Tue, DMHCC-DG
Taisei Matsuki, PMR Secretariat
2. Outlook of Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Vietnam
9:20
Nguyen Van Tue, DMHCC-DG
Outlook of Climate Change Policy and GHG Mitigation Activities in Vietnam
Luong Quang Huy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Introduction of the Vietnam PMR Project
Tran Thuc, Vietnam’s National Consultant Concil on Climate Change
INDC in Climate Change Negotiation for a New Agreement post 2020
Nguyen Danh Son, Vietnam Social Science Institute
NAMA Development in Việt Nam and its Implication on Future Carbon Markets
Dang Cong Khoi, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam
Financial Policies and Mechanisms for Environmental Protection, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
3. Understanding the Basics of Carbon Pricing
In this session, the Participants learned the basic concepts of carbon pricing, including how carbon pricing can provide the incentives to reduce emissions, an introduction to the type of market-based carbon pricing approaches, how and under which conditions those approaches will work.
10:45
Grzegorz Peszko and Taisei Matsuki, World Bank
Pricing GHG Emissions Overview
11:30 Break
4. Carbon Pricing Instruments
In this session, Participants had an opportunity to learn more detail about the different carbon pricing instruments. Participants gained an understanding of the function of each instrument and the key design elements, discussed a real-life case study for each instrument, and had the opportunity to engage with a panel on the pros and cons of each instrument, particularly in the case of Vietnam.
12:00
Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank
GHG Emissions Trading Systems Rationale and Design Elements
Duan Maoshen, Tsinghua University, PRC
Development of Emissions Trading System in China: Why and How
13:30 Lunch
15:00
Grzegorz Peszko, World Bank
GHG Emissions Tax Rationale and Design Elements
Sharlin Hemraj, National Treasury, South Africa
Case Study: South African Carbon Tax Policy Proposals
16:30 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: September 30, 2015
4. Carbon Pricing Instruments (Continued)
9:00
Taisei Matsuki, PMR Secretariat
Project-Based Carbon Offset Program
Pham Huong Giang, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam
Renewable Energy Development Program (PoA-REDP) in Vietnam
Paweena Panichayapichet, Thailand GHG Management Organization (TGO)
Thailand Voluntary Emission Reduction Program (T-VER)
10:30 Break
11:00
Alexandrina Platonova-Oquab, PMR Secretariat
Scaled-up Crediting: Possible Role, Basic Framework and Design Issues
12:30 Lunch
5. Implications of the Carbon Pricing Approach to the Vietnam PMR
In this session, Participants learned about implications of the carbon pricing approach on the building blocks of the Vietnam PMR.
14:00
DMHCC
Presentation on the Implications of the Carbon Pricing Approach to the Vietnam Carbon PMR
15:30 Wrap up
End of Day 2

The Vietnam Carbon Pricing Technical Training was co-hosted by the PMR and the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), on September 29-30, 2015 outside of Hanoi.