Alliance for philanthropy and partners builds on COP27 commitments with Vietnam government


Simon Hungin


A partnership between philanthropy and government in Vietnam will support the country’s ambitious climate and energy goals to reach net-zero by 2050.

Last month, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) signed memorandums of understanding with the Vietnamese government. The collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Institute of Energy will support Vietnam’s climate goals.

The meetings between Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha, and GEAPP CEO Simon Harford are a reflection of a shared commitment to support Vietnam on its path to accelerate an equitable energy transition that benefits both the Vietnamese people as well as the planet as a whole. By utilising human and financial resources, Vietnam and GEAPP hope to increase access to reliable and affordable energy, while also helping to combat climate change in the process.

‘When it comes to climate change, South East Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions, that is why we are committed to working with Vietnam, and other neighbouring countries, in their efforts to decarbonise and expand clean energy to millions of citizens, stimulating sustainable, green economic growth and prosperity’ said Simon Harford, CEO, GEAPP.

Capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities, technical assistance, and research and impact assessments of issues relevant to the just energy transition and green growth represent some of the potential areas of opportunity within the partnership, with the collaboration following GEAPP’s COP27 announcement of the organisation’s support of Just Energy Transition Partnership (JEPT) initiatives in Vietnam, Indonesia and South Africa.

The GEAPP is an alliance of local entrepreneurs, governments in emerging and developed economies, and technology, policy, and financing partners, with the mission of supporting developing countries’ shift to a clean energy, pro-growth model that ensures universal energy access and unlocks a new era of inclusive economic growth.

Simon Hungin is a freelance writer that supports Alliance magazine.

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