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Vietnam calls for climate change deal by 2015

New York, September 24 (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh called on countries to show political will and stronger commitment in order to establish a new global legally binding framework to achieve the goal of limiting the world to a less than 2 degree Celsius rise in global temperature.

He made this plea at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on September 23, saying that the agreement must reflect the principle of equity and shared and differentiated responsibilities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The agreement must cover issues of adaptation, mitigation, financing, technology transfer, capacity building and means of implementation, as well as clear and transparent information on national contributions, he said.

Minh told the nearly 120 state representatives that Vietnam aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 8-10 percent compared to 2010, and lower its energy consumption per GDP by 1-1.5 percent per year.

Vietnam is drafting a report on “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) which sets out the country’s contributions to climate change mitigation, adaptation and financing, with a view to preventing a 2 degree Celsius temperature increase, he added.

Delegates from other countries also shared their views on climate change resilience in finance, energy, industry, agriculture and forestry, and transport.
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