Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Vietnam, along with Cambodia, Laos and Thailand will benefit from the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme for Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) funded by Finland, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

A memorandum of understanding under the framework of EEP Mekong was signed on Tuesday between Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) in Hanoi .

The EEP Mekong, which was implemented in the 2009-2012 period with a budget of 7.9 million euro, was funded by the MFA and North European Development Fund.

The programme aims at supporting wider provision and use of renewable energy and combatting climate change in these four countries.

Through this programme, the availability of access to renewable energy in rural areas, especially targetting rural poor, ethnic minorities and women, will be increased and projects for investment in energy efficiency will be developed.

Its activities include funding for projects, studies, capacity development and information-sharing related to the issues.

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