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CCG in Vietnam


The Vietnam CCG Network logo, which includes the logos of CCG, the Centre for Global Equality, and the National Economics University, Hanoi

CCG has been working with Vietnam since January 2022, as our fourth partner country.  CCG’s academic and coordinating partners are based at the National Economics University (NEU), officially established in February 2023.

Vietnam has an ambitious 2050 net zero emissions target, and the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P) mechanism which aims to mobilise $15.5 billion finance support, is designed to enable this 2050 target. The CCG programme is part of this JET-P portfolio, and as such, much of our work in Vietnam will be to support the planning and capacity building efforts aligned with achieving net zero.

Current Projects

There haven’t yet been any formal Special Interest Groups (SIGs) established.  However, proposals and suggestions are under development and should be determined in early 2024.

  • There is an ongoing collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is focused on developing a strategic decarbonisation pathway tool to analyse a vision for Vietnam’s low-emission transport sector. The tools being integrated include MAED and OSeMOSYS
  • A full list of CCG’s Energy Modelling Offer can be found here.

Vietnam CCG Network Activities

In November 2022, CCG team members visited Vietnam to strengthen and build collaborations with Vietnamese partners and better understand the research priorities that will enable Vietnam to realise its various ambitions. During the visit, we met with stakeholders from academia, government, utilities, international groups, and local think-tanks.

CCG with the British Embassy team in Hanoi during the November 2022 mission
CCG with the British Embassy team in Hanoi during the November 2022 mission

In June 2023, members of CCG along with 149 stakeholders from across the energy, transport, and finance sector in Vietnam, gathered to begin collaboration discussions. The event welcomed 149 attendees from across academia, government, industry, and civil society to engage with presentations and group discussions on themes related to energy, transport systems, circular economy, and carbon market. These themes were selected as they overlap with CCG research areas of expertise and are priority areas for Vietnam.

Some of the delegates of the inception seminar for the Viet Nam CCG Network.

Towards the end of 2024, CCG will have its first Energy Modelling Platform – Asian Pacific (EMP-APAC 2024) in Vietnam. The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Each year, CCG runs ‘Summer Schools’ to build practical knowledge of how to use various Energy Modelling tools that CCG offers such as OSeMOSYS, MAED and IRENA’s FlexTool. 

The Vietnam CCG Team

Vietnam-based (National Economics University, Hanoi)

A headshot of Dinh Duc Truong

Assoc Prof Dinh Duc Truong is Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Climate Change and Urban Studies, NEU. Dr. Truong has 20+ years of teaching and research experience in the fields of Environmental and Climate Change Economics and Policy in Southeast Asian countries. Dr. Truong graduated with an MSc in Australia and has participated in academic exchange programs in Germany, the United States, the Netherlands and Korea. Currently, he is a member of the Technical Advisory Board on Climate Change of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam. 

A headshot of Nguyen Hoang Nam

Dr Nguyen Hoang Nam is a lecturer and a senior policy advisor, his research interests range across areas of judgment & decision making, ecosystem valuation, cost-benefit analysis, carbon markets and circular economy. Dr Nam provides related trainings to government officials and currently work as a policy advisor for the National Action Plan for Circular Economy Implementation. He has worked with projects funded by international agencies such as Australian Award, Asian Development Bank, USAID, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Foundation for Science. Dr. Nam also acts as coordinator for several national and international projects in Vietnam and in the Philippines.

A headshot of Le Huy Huan

Dr. Le Huy Huan graduated with a Ph.D. in Economic Management from National Economics University, Vietnam and is now a lecturer. Dr. Huan has more than 10 years of experience in key research areas including sustainable development, natural resources & environment management, agriculture and rural development, regional planning, and circular economy. He has also participated in many projects funded by international organizations such as UNDP, GIZ, FAO, and SNV.

A headshot of Nguyen Thanh Hieu

Assoc Prof Nguyen Thanh Hieu has 25+ years of teaching experience at NEU, and many years in management positions such as Dean of Faculty of Business Administration (2013 – 2021) and Institute Head of International Training Institute (2021 – 2023). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hieu is a member of the Party Committee and a member of the School Council. Assoc. He is an alumnus of Business Administration at National Economics University. He graduated in 2010 with a doctorate from East University. Anglia – UK, and has a master’s degree from UTCC Thailand in 2003

UK-based (Centre for Global Equality):
Dr Beth Tennyson
Dr Kirsty Mackinlay
Dr Lara Allen [profile]


The research for Vietnam can be found on the CCG Research Index here.


Coming Soon

Useful Links

The website for the National Economics University, Hanoi (NEU).

A YouTube Video giving a brief trailer for the Inception Seminar for the Vietnam CCG Network

A Facebook page hosted by the NEU for the Network