The energy, transportation, construction, industry, agriculture, and waste sector are now legally required to establish and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to relevant authorities since January 18.
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Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed Decision No.01/2022/QĐ-TTg on the list of sectors and facilities subject to greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, effective since January 18.
Accordingly, the list includes the six aforementioned sectors and hundreds of facilities. The facilities include 1,662 in the industry and trade sector, 70 facilities in the transport sector, 104 in the construction sector, and 76 in the natural resources and environment sector.
Accordingly, the facilities must carry out GHG inventories and provide related information for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) about the total energy consumption and working capacity, which the MoNRE will gather and produce reports for the prime minister.
The MoNRE is asked to closely work with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Construction, and the municipal and provincial people’s committees to survey the GHG inventories among the facilities based on the Law on Environmental Protection, and then report to the prime minister.
By Bich Thuy