VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam plans to develop a low-carbon economy and include climate-change resistance work in its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris climate accords. Viet Nam plans to develop a low-carbon economy and include climate-change resistance work in its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris climate accords. The information was released by Pham Van Tan deputy head of the Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment at a workshop held yesterday in Ha Noi. The workshop was organised by the environment ministry and the German International Co-operation Agency to consult experts and policymakers before updating the NDC. The move was taken under the requirements of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Tan said. Each party that ratified the Paris agreement was asked to submit an updated NDC every five years, defining their efforts to contribute to holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C, pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C and achieving net zero emissions by the second half of this century, he said. Speaking at the workshop, Professor Tran Thuc, a member of the Viet Nam’s Panel on Climate Change said the update was to be made after environmental changes in the international and domestic context. In the world, the latest change was China shutting all coal-fire power plants in Beijing and canceling the construction of about 100 coal plants that were planned or under construction earlier this year, he said….