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
External Publications (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

Climate and sustainable development policy


Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Baumann, Max-Otto

Political Science 

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science 

Dippel, Beatrice


Donnelly, Aiveen

Politcal Science 

Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Goedeking, Nicholas

Comparative Political Economy 

Götze, Jacqueline

Political Scientist 

Hackenesch, Christine

Political Science 

Janus, Heiner

Political Science 

Keijzer, Niels

Social Science 

Koch, Svea

Social Science 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna


Schwachula, Anna


Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist 

Vogel, Johanna

International Cultural Economy 

von Haaren, Paula

Development Economics