VN, France issue joint statement on development of GEMMES Program
16:03 | 08/05/2018

VGP – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the French Development Agency (AFD) on May 8 released a joint statement on development of GEMMES Program (Generalized Monetary Macroeconomics for the Ecological Shift). 

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Accordingly, Viet Nam has become the first nation in Asia to benefit from the program. 

Through the GEMMES, the French Government has affirmed concerns and supports for Viet Nam in launching long-term strategies in response to climate change.

Based on macroeconomic model for each region of Viet Nam, the objective of the program is to provide prediction about impacts of climate change on socio-economic activities in Viet Nam.

The program will integrate and evaluate sectoral and/or local adaptation options, manifesting Viet Nam's determinations in the Paris Agreement.

GEMMES Viet Nam will carry out three main tasks including studying different aspects of damages caused by climate change in Viet Nam and evaluating its adaptive strategies.

The program heads to apply updated research methods on climate change’s effects on the economy, thus releasing evaluations on damages and adaption of Viet Nam, said AFD Director Fabrice Richy, adding that evaluations from the program will be used for identifying Viet Nam’s status in negotiations on climate and optimizing adaption investment for localities. 

The GEMMES research, initiated in 2015, has been carried out in Brazil, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Colombia. 

Earlier on March 27, 2018, a memorandum of understanding on implementation of the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam was inked by Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha and Director General of the AFD Remy Gioux in Paris under the witness of President of France Emmanuel Macron and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on the occasion of the Vietnamese Party chief’s official visit to France in recent March.

By Thuy Dung

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