About Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi is the thousand-year-old, bustling capital of Vietnam and one of the world’s fastest-growing capital cities. Hanoi almost tripled its land area in 2008 when it expanded city boundaries to encompass neighboring provinces and districts. Although Hanoi shows relatively low emissions, with high energy generated from hydropower, growth in carbon emissions is expected to accelerate without appropriate interventions. Hanoi’s pressing needs in establishing urban mass transport and a superior transport network are evident in modal share, which tilts overwhelmingly towards motorcycle use. Air pollution is also a top priority for the Hanoi People’s Committee. They are aiming to curb air pollution by eliminating traditional cooking and farming methods.