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United Kingdom : Vietnam 2050 Pathways Calculator launch with support from Britain.

Vietnam 2050 Pathways Calculator is developed from the UK s 2050 Calculator on the basis of an energy balancing model. The UK s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in conjunction with the British Embassy Hanoi, and Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) officially launched Vietnam 2050 Pathways Calculator in Hanoi on 23 January.

The Vietnam 2050 Pathways Calculator (or the Vietnam 2050 Calculator) is an innovative web-based computer model, showing Vietnam s energy demand and supply and how they interact with the country s greenhouse gas emissions. It is an interactive user-friendly web tool that allows anyone with an internet connection to explore different energy and emissions scenarios out to the year 2050.

Developed from the UK s 2050 Calculator, the Vietnam 2050 Calculator is based on an energy balancing model which uses a number of sectoral trajectories to calculate possible energy pathways to 2050. It draws on work led by Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency of MOIT with inputs from a group of sector-experts. Its data has been adapted from the UK model by Vietnamese experts to fit the national circumstances of Vietnam. The development of Vietnam 2050 Calculator project is now completed and the web tool is available for the public at the website and the UK s 2050 Calculator can be found at UK 2050 Calculator and 2050 calculator tools.

The UK passed pioneering legislation with the Climate Change Act in 2008, which set ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets of 36% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, compared with those in 1990, along with a five-year carbon budget plan. DECC launched the UK 2050 Calculator in 2010 to promote an energy literate debate on how these targets can be met.

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Date:Jan 24, 2015
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