Just energy transition partnership and challenges for Vietnam energy sector

  • Dang Thi Thuy Hanh Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Truong Nhu Tung Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Dang Thanh Tung Vietnam Oil and Gas Group
Keywords: Energy transition, Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)


On December 14, 2022, Vietnam and the International Partners Group (IPG) launched a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). The IPG members consist of Denmark, Germany, France, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Canada, Norway, and the United States. After South Africa and Indonesia, Vietnam is the third country to have a JETP agreement.

This article introduces JETP and its main contents. In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement in a timely manner while ensuring socio-economic efficiency and energy security in line with Vietnam's policies, the issues related to the development of JETP in Vietnam are also analysed.     


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How to Cite
Dang , T. T. H., Truong, N. T., & Dang, T. T. (2022). Just energy transition partnership and challenges for Vietnam energy sector. Petrovietnam Journal, 12, 38 - 44. https://doi.org/10.47800/PVJ.2022.12-05