Infographics: Urban Development in Viet Nam

By | May 2nd 2019|

URBANET’s latest infographic series with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development in Viet Nam.

Urbanisation in Viet Nam – Urban and Rural Population in Viet Nam | Viet Nam Infographics © GIZ

The graphic displays the steady growth of Viet Nam’s urban population since 1950. The growth of the rural population stagnated in the early 2000s and is projected to decrease over the next decades. Prospects suggest that by 2040 more people will live in urban than in rural areas.

Urbanisation in Viet Nam – Size of Settlements in Viet Nam | Viet Nam Infographics © GIZ

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Japan backs ISDS in fierce debate at Energy Charter Treaty review

AFTINET | 17 September 2020

Japan backs ISDS in fierce debate at Energy Charter Treaty review

Reports on the Energy Charter Treaty process to ‘modernise’ continue to demonstrate entrenched opposition to efforts to make it support the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to less than 2°C.

The European Union has proposed amendments that reinforce governments’ “right to regulate” on issues like public health and the environment. But any change requires unanimous agreement by the ECT’s 53 signatories.

On September 8, 2020, 97 European Parliament MPs and another 49 MPs from national parliaments in Europe  content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/Statement-on-Energy-Charter-Treaty-ENG_080920.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”external noopener”>called for the “EU negotiators to ensure that the provisions in the ECT that protect foreign investment in fossil fuels are deleted and thus removed from the ECT. Similarly, ISDS provisions need to be scrapped or fundamentally reformed and limited. If this is not achieved at the end of the 3rd negotiation round planned for the autumn, we ask EU Member States to explore pathways to jointly withdraw from the ECT by the end of 2020”.

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Nuclear ‘not an effective low carbon option’ 

Researchers in the UK have analyzed 25 years of electricity-production and carbon emissions data from 123 countries. Their findings show renewables are considerably more effective than nuclear in reducing carbon emissions from energy generation and that the two technologies tend to get in each other’s way when considered in a joint approach. OCTOBER 5, 2020 MARK HUTCHINS


By Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted and Jennifer Layke, Director of Global Energy Program, World Resources Institute

The technologies and the capital are available to accelerate the green energy transition, but the global transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is not moving forward quickly enough. Governments need to adjust their institutional and regulatory framework to pave the way for the necessary private investments to get the job done.