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Abstract: This paper applies desk research method with the use of available literature about China’s Climate policy implementation at local government to review the vital role of local government in implementing this policy. The paper then analyses China’s practices and draws four important lessons for Vietnam. Firstly, there is a need to combine top-down and bottom-up approaches in policy implementation. Secondly, the local government should focus on integrating the climate change response targets into its scio-economic development strategy and plans. Thirdly, it is necessary to raise the important roles of NGOs as well as generate favourable conditions for their effective interaction with local government during policy implementation. Fourthly, the awareness and perception of the local government about climate change is a crucial factor to ensure success of climate change policy implementation.
Keywords: Local government, climate change, China.
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