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T hey are comprised of two articles from the collection "DEVELOPMENT QUESTION ' presenting summaries of the studies, evaluations and researches initiated or supported by AFD. The third article is actually a contribution of the authors to the special edition of the Vietnam Investment Review for COP 21 "Vietnam's Responses to Climate Change" by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
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1. Development Question n° 21 - 03/2015 "Sustainable cities and Climate ": the authors propose to combine the different urban, economic measures and planning measures for effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in a context urban areas represent on average between 53% and 87% of global CO2 emissions.
2. Development Question 21 - 11/2015 "Bringing Research and Policy in Energy Transition " economic modeling tools are they useful in the design of climate and energy policies? Application in the cases of South Africa, China and Mexico.
3. Vietnam Investment Review - Vietnam's Response to Climate Change ": 2 Questions - 2 responses by Fabio Grazi on the international cooperation on climate change in Vietnam.
About the author:
Fabio Frazi is an AFD’s senior economist for energy and environment. Since 2014, he is Head of Department of “Infrastructures: Energy, Transport and Water/Sanitation” at AFD Hanoi.
In the few short weeks from now until the COP21 International Climate Change Conference in Paris (30th November to 9th December 2015), AFD is continuing to whet the appetite of the Vietnamese public regarding the issue of climate change.
After Vinh Phuc, Hue, Da Nang and Lao Cai, the turn has come for the people of Hanoi to visit the “60 Solutions to Climate Change” photo exhibit at the Institut français de Hanoi – L’Espace (24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi) from 17th to 24th November. The 21 photographs taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand will help visitors to envision innovative, practical solutions that blend climate change mitigation and economic development. This highly successful event has been featured in various cities in Vietnam since April 2015 (Vinh Phuc, Hue, Da Nang and Lao Cai). It will open on 17th November 2015, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the exhibition hall (1st floor).
AFD signed a funding agreement with EDF IN for the design and implementation of the first FEXTE in Vietnam
On September 29th 2015, Mr. Rémi GENEVEY, Director of the Vietnam Country office of the French Agency for Development (AFD) in Hanoi and Mr. Andréas GREIM, General Manager of the International Networks branch of Electricity of France (EDF-IN), signed two financial agreements that will optimize investment planning of two major electricity distribution companies in Vietnam.
A signing ceremony took place at AFD office in Hanoi, which was honored by he presence of the First Counselor of French Embassy in Vietnam, Vice-Presidents and Directors of the International Cooperation Department of Group Electricity of Vietnam, and of Northern and Hanoi Power Corporations.
EDF International Networks (EDF IN) aims to develop a technical partnership with Hanoi Power Corporation and Northern Power Corporation, two electricity distribution subsidiaries of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group. The partnership agreement was signed on July 2015 and provides for the transfer of experience and expertise in developing distribution network planning and investment optimization methodologies. EDF IN will assist the power distribution companies in drawing up a master plan for two pilot areas to be jointly identified at a later stage. The partnership stands to demonstrate strong commitment and shared willingness to build long-term cooperation.
Vietnam’s aggregate energy demand has significantly increased in the past two decades (almost twice as fast as 6% GDP growth per year over the same period) and this trend is projected to continue in the upcoming years. As a consequence of increasingly growing energy demand, Vietnam is expected to be facing several major challenges in the future, among which reliable power supply requiring expansion of the country’s investment capacity. In 2014, Electricity of Vietnam has invested nearly 6 billion USD for the construction of electricity lines, which represents a strong effort with respect to the previous years.
The EDF IN-EVN partnership has received a grant of 668 664 EUR from the Funds for technical expertise and experiences sharing (FEXTE), which is managed by AFD. Along with providing EVN electricity distribution subsidiaries with enhanced capacity in investment planning and management, this first FEXTE project in Vietnam will showcase expertise of EDF IN and its French partners on energy efficiency.
In his speech, Mr Rémi Lambert, First Counselor of French Embassy in Vietnam highlighted the role of France in contributing to the development of an efficient energy sector in Vietnam. It can rely upon internationally recognized expertise in key technical and management aspects of future energy system development in Vietnam, as well as a on a highly productive network of public agencies and private enterprises. The First Counselor hence hopes French key players in the electricity sector to be given due prominence in the implementation of major energy transition projects for green economic development of Vietnam.
As to the important role that French Agency for Development (AFD) has been playing in such a vital sector of Vietnam’s economic development, as the electricity one, Mr Rémi Genevey, the Director of AFD Vietnam, has recalled the (more than) 210 million EUR financing effort committed to support power generation, transmission and distribution in Vietnam: 6000 kilometers of transmission line were constructed and 110 000 new households could access electricity. Financial support of AFD further contributed to reinforce institutional, technical and business capacity of key players in the energy sector of Vietnam: the Ministry of Industry and Trade; the group Electricity of Vietnam; the National Transmission Corporation; National Power Corporations; and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam.
The Vice-Presidents of EVN and both EVN subsidiaries, Hanoi Power Corporation and Northern Power Corporation who participated to the signing ceremony expressed full appreciation for French support, and in particular joint effort by AFD and EDF to foster sustainable energy system transition in Vietnam. They committed themselves to providing active contribution to the success of this first FEXTE project in Vietnam.
An event titled “Last chance to save the climate? The climate negotiations at COP 21 and Voices from Vietnam” has been organized on 17th September 2015 by the NGO Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) in the run-up to COP 21– in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. This dialogue provided a platform for different stakeholders including Government officials, development agencies as well as non-governmental organizations to share their point of view toward COP 21, the most important climate negotiation event in this year.
On this occasion, Mr Rémi GENEVEY, director of AFD in Vietnam, emphasized the urgency to act in favor of climate changes and reminded AFD's role to accompany Vietnam in the process of negotiations.
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The seminar tilted "Last chance to save the climate? The climate negotiations at COP 21 and Voices from Vietnam", 17th September 2015