[COP28 Side Event] Translating Commitment into Concrete Action: Regional Dialogue on Facility GHG Reporting to Drive NDC/Net Zero Implementation and Business Engagement


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Person in charge

Koji Fukuda
Long-term expert (Chief advisor)


Sponsors: JICA, MONRE Viet Nam
Location: Viet Nam Pavilion

Moderators and panelists

Nguyen Tuan Quang
MONRE Viet Nam
Deputy Director General, Dept of Climate Change

Kohji Mitomori
Senior Director, Office for Sustainability Management, Operations Strategy Dept

Luong Quang Huy
MONRE Vietnam
Director, Mitigation Division, Dept of Climate Change

Koji Fukuda
Chief Advisor

Makoto Kato
Short-term Expert

Wan Lek Kong
Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA)
Principal Engineer

Bernardo B. Niedmann
Denmark Energy Agency
Special Advisor, Center for Global Cooperation

Hiroki Kitaiue
Ministry of Environment, Japan
Deputy Director, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau

*Boonrod Yaowapruek
Creagy Co.,Ltd.
Managing Director

Primary objectives and outcomes

This dialogue event brings together early movers of business GHG emissions reporting and management from Southeast Asia and global north, and aims at facilitaitng sharing of design and operational experiences and lessons, and extracts essential factors to ensure effective operationalization of such sytem. By so doing, the dialogue offers both peer-to-peer learning space and practical inputs to strengthen on-going effort to design and operationalize Viet Nam's facility GHG reporting system.

Content of the discussions

Under the moderation of Chief Advisor of JICA SPI-NDC, the regional dialogue captured following key take-away messages.

Country experiences (Singapore, Japan, Denmark, Thailand) suggests GHG reporting system did not start with perfection, but rather experienced gradual improvement through learning by doing process. Such improvement is possible if the system secures margin of flexibility for the system to grow over time.

As business facilities encompass different mitigation sectors, winning buy-in and cooperation from sectoral ministries and municipal authorities is crucial for successful operation of the reporting system.Outreach and sensitization effort by government side is also deemed critical factor for smooth operation.

Making the reporting sytem online helps reduce administrative cost,however,the online sytem alone does not guaranttee successful operation.In this regard, several practical suggestions for the actions by government side were shared, (1) readiness support for the listed facilities, (2)quality assurance through strengthening screening/validation of the reported emissions, (3) public disclosure of reported emissions data to promote GHG emission reduction efforts by facilities.


Panel Discussion


Group photo of the speakers