Pathways for policy coherence in implementation of NDC and SDGs in Viet Nam and the role of civil society

Nguyen, Quynh / Hannah Janetscheck / Gabriela Iacobuta / Adis Dzebo
Externe Publikationen (2018)

Hanoi, Vietnam: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung


The Paris Climate Agreement was reached in December 2015 with the aim to keep global warming well below 2oC of temperature increase. Around the same time, in September 2015, countries worldwide agreed on the adoption of Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, Vietnam ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016 and submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) towards the implementation of the Agreement. Moreover, following the adoption of Agenda 2030, a National Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Office in 2017. 
This policy brief explores interlinkages between Vietnam’s NDC and the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to identify potential opportunities and challenges for jointly meeting the commitments under the two agendas domestically. In that regard, it identifies overlaps in implementation approaches to help avoid duplication and highlights interlinkages that could help foster synergies. Finally, the role of civil society in implementing the two agendas and their perception of the interlinkages between climate action in Vietnam and the Sustainable Development Goals are analysed.

About the authors

Janetschek, Hannah

Political Scientist


Nguyen, Quynh

Political Scientist


Iacobuta, Gabriela

Environmental Researcher

Further experts

Grabert, Margarita

Environmental Economics 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Sturm, Janina

Economist and political scientist 

Wehrmann, Dorothea


Richerzhagen, Carmen

Agricultural and Environmental Economist 

Rippin, Nicole


Weinlich, Silke

Political Scientist 

Kloke-Lesch, Adolf

Urban and regional planner 

Yu, Lu

Agricultural Economist 

Baumann, Max-Otto

Political Scientist 

Hilbrich, Sören


Malerba, Daniele


Stoffel, Tim

Political Scientist 

Chan, Sander

Enviroment Policy 

Fuhrmann, Hanna


Lynders, Eva-Maria

Political Science 

Keil, Jonas


Kaplan, Lennart


Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Kuhn, Sascha

Social Psychologist 

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist 

Brandi, Clara

Economist and Political Scientist 

Götze, Jacqueline

Political Scientist 

Hackenesch, Christine

Political Scientist 

Janus, Heiner

Political Scientist 

Keijzer, Niels

Social Scientist 

Koch, Svea

Social Scientist 

Laudage, Sabine


Loewe, Markus


Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna