Establishing a mechanism for carbon credit offset exchange with “green growth”

Establishing a mechanism for carbon credit offset exchange with green growth

This article is one of a series of articles that shows a picture of how the carbon credit offset mechanism works , a solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to demonstrate commitment to environmental protection and response. with global climate change.

What is the carbon credit offset exchange mechanism?

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The carbon credit offset exchange mechanism is an economic mechanism in which greenhouse gas emitters can buy back carbon credits from emission reducers to offset their emissions. A carbon credit is a unit that represents one ton of greenhouse gases reduced or absorbed.

The role of the carbon credit offset exchange mechanism in promoting green growth

The carbon credit offset exchange mechanism plays an important role in promoting green growth, specifically as follows:

Helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Vietnam’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 was approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1658/QD-TTg dated November 22, 2021. Accordingly, Vietnam strives to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 25% to 30% compared to the emission scenario under normal development conditions of the energy sector (excluding transportation).

This mechanism creates incentives for greenhouse gas emitters to reduce their emissions by purchasing carbon credits from emission reduction parties. This helps reduce the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the environment, contributing to responding to climate change.

Encourage businesses and individuals to take actions to reduce emissions

The carbon credit exchange mechanism is contributing to motivating businesses and individuals in Vietnam to take actions to reduce emissions.

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Below are some data on motivating businesses and individuals to take actions to reduce emissions in Vietnam:

  • According to the report of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in 2022, there are about 1,000 businesses in Vietnam that have conducted greenhouse gas inventories. Among them, large enterprises account for the majority.
  • According to the Vietnam Climate Center’s 2022 report, there are about 100 greenhouse gas emission reduction projects being implemented in Vietnam. These projects focus on the energy, agriculture, forestry and industry sectors.

Governments and organizations need to continue to implement policies and measures to support businesses and individuals in taking actions to reduce emissions. At the same time, it is necessary to raise public awareness of climate change and the importance of reducing emissions.

Create motivation for green investment projects

This mechanism creates a market for green investment projects, helping to attract investment capital for these projects. This market helps attract investment capital for green projects, thereby promoting the development of green projects.

Specifically, this mechanism creates a market for green investment projects in two main ways:

  • Creating demand for green investment projects: When businesses and individuals need to offset their greenhouse gas emissions, they will need to buy carbon credits. Carbon credits can be generated from green investment projects, such as renewable energy projects, afforestation projects, etc.
  • Create supply for green investment projects: Businesses and individuals can generate carbon credits from their green investment projects. This helps green investment projects access investment capital.

Attracting investment capital for green projects is important for the development of these projects. Investment capital helps green projects deploy and carry out their activities. This contributes to promoting the development of green projects, contributing to promoting green growth.

Challenges in building a carbon credit exchange mechanism in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the countries seriously affected by climate change. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Vietnam has been implementing many solutions, including building a carbon credit offset mechanism.

The carbon credit offset exchange mechanism is an economic mechanism that encourages entities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by exchanging or offsetting carbon credits. Carbon credits are a unit of measurement for the amount of greenhouse gases that have been reduced or removed from the atmosphere.

Building a carbon credit offset exchange mechanism in Vietnam is facing a number of challenges, including:

  • Policy: Currently, Vietnam has a number of legal documents regulating the operating mechanism of the carbon market, but there is still a lack of mechanisms to encourage, support and motivate subjects to participate in the carbon market. market voluntarily.
  • Technical: Measuring, monitoring and verifying greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge for businesses and organizations participating in carbon markets.
  • Market potential: Vietnam is a country with potential to develop a carbon market, but currently the market is still small and unknown to many businesses and organizations.

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To overcome these challenges, close coordination between state management agencies, businesses and social organizations is needed. Specifically, it is necessary to focus on the following solutions:

  • Completing the legal framework: It is necessary to develop mechanisms to encourage, support and promote entities participating in the carbon market.
  • Improve technical capacity: Need to support businesses and organizations to improve their capacity to measure, monitor and verify greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Enhance communication: Need to promote propaganda and raise community awareness about the carbon market.

Building a carbon credit offset exchange mechanism is an important step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam. With the efforts of relevant parties, Vietnam will soon have a sustainably developed carbon market, contributing to environmental protection and responding to climate change.

With the efforts of relevant parties, Vietnam can successfully build a carbon credit offset exchange mechanism, contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting green growth.

summary

The carbon credit offset exchange mechanism is an effective economic mechanism in promoting greenhouse gas emissions reduction and promoting green growth.

With such an important role, authorities and businesses need to join hands to build a carbon credit exchange mechanism in Vietnam. The authorities need to continue to improve the legal framework and regulations on this mechanism, and at the same time invest in developing the necessary infrastructure. Businesses need to raise awareness and proactively participate in this mechanism.

Actively building a carbon credit offset mechanism is one of the important solutions for Vietnam to achieve its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable development.