Homepage ADVERTISEMENT 05-11-2021
JICA helps Vietnam reduce harmful man-made greenhouse gases
Wednesday,  4/28/2021, 17:38 

JICA helps Vietnam reduce harmful man-made greenhouse gases

By Le Anh

A view of a workshop jointly organized by JICA Vietnam Office and the Department of Climate Change, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, to help the country build a legal framework for reducing the harmful green gas – PHOTO: JICA

HCMC – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Vietnam Office and the Department of Climate Change, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, jointly organized a workshop exchanging experiences on fluorocarbon gas (F-gas) management in Hanoi City on April 28 to help the country build a legal framework for reducing the harmful green gas.

The workshop was part of the “Survey on promoting the next framework of climate change under the Paris Agreement Rule-book in Vietnam” program, which JICA has been implementing since July last year, helping Vietnam exchange experiences on F-gas management with many countries such as Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Both the challenges and efforts in the management of F-gases were presented at the workshop.

Murooka Naomichi, senior representative of JICA Vietnam Office, said that technical analysis on the current management of F-gas in Vietnam by JICA’s Japanese experts would help the ministry formulate specific regulations to control the use and disposal of F-gases.

“We hope that our experiences on using appropriate technologies for recovery and destruction of F-gases are useful for Vietnamese companies when the Government adopts strict measures for F-gas management,” he said.

Dr. Tang The Cuong, head of the Department of Climate Change, highly appreciated JICA’s support and added that “Learning from the experiences of Japan and other countries will help us come up with effective Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) control measures and particularly to stimulate the private sector to convert into more environment friendly technologies”.

Vietnam has been taking steps to phase out all ozone depleting substances and planned to start phasing down F-gases from 2024.

HFC is widely used as a refrigerant in household and industrial air conditioners, refrigerators, cleaning precision electronic equipment, spray propellants and urethane used in building materials. HFC has much higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide and if released, it stays in the atmosphere for decades.

According to a report by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in 2019, the HFC consumption in Vietnam reached 3,772.621 metric tons, while the emission of HFC was 33.69 metric tons.

Share:
   
Others
>>Read more:
© 2016 - 2020 The Saigon Times.