Vietnam and US cooperate in low emission development


The governments of the United States and Vietnam on March 21 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation on low emission development in Hanoi . 
The signing was held with the participation of the US Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Robert Hormats and the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang. 
Under the MoU, Vietnamese and US experts will join hands in developing a national greenhouse gas inventory system, identifying sources of emissions for analysis to encourage energy efficiency and production of renewable energy while optimising agricultural and forest production. 
Minister Quang said the MoU is an important official starting point marking the cooperation in environmental protection, especially climate change issues which are now a rising global concern. 
Hormats expressed concern about the impact of climate change in Vietnam , especially in the Mekong Delta Region and challenges in energy development facing the country.-VNA