UNDP Vietnam NAMA Support Project Proposal for cement sector.

Building on the NAMA Readiness Plan, supported by NDF which is ready for financial mobilization from national and international sources, MoC will develop a NAMA support project proposal for the cement sector in Viet Nam with support of UNDP’s Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB). The aim of the NAMA support project is to the transform the cement sector in Viet Nam towards a lower carbon emission through strategic capacity building, MRV systems, sustainable financing and interventions in production facilities. This will help Viet Nam achieve its greenhouse gas emission target set forth in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), as well as providing other sustainable development co-benefits.

RCEE-NIRAS consultant team will support UNDP to prepare the NAMA support project submission, particularly to conduct high quality energy audit reports, lead relevant consultations with stakeholders during NAMA preparation process. The objectives of the assignment also include provision of analysis and supporting data to meet the requirements of a bankable proposal and the scrutiny of external verification procedures that could be part of NAMA implementation.

Cement production is a highly energy intensive industry, resulting in significant GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Most CO2 emissions from cement production are from the production and use of clinker, which is used to create Portland cement. Overall the CO2 originates from two main sources: The decomposition of limestone (so called process CO2), which accounts for approximately 50-60% of emissions, and the combustion of fuels such as coal which are burnt to reach the high temperatures (fuel CO2) and account for around 40% of emissions.