UNDP supports Viet Nam to respond effectively to climate change, natural disasters and ensure environmental sustainability. Under the One Plan 2017-2021, UNDP supports Viet Nam to accelerate its transition to a low-carbon economy, and enhance its adaptation and resilience to climate change and disaster risk.
Output 2: Regeneration of 4,000 hectares of coastal mangrove storm surge buffer zones using successful evidence-based approaches.
Mangrove areas create a vital buffer between the sea and coastal communities. GCF funds will support regeneration of approximately 4,000 hectares of mangroves, in coastal areas vulnerable to climate change impacts. GCF resources will enable scale up of good practices from various pilots and integrate field proven best practices. Supplementary funds will allow for the application of improved planting and maintenance technologies outlined above and implement the measures to ensure that livelihoods are maintained (such as relocating communal shrimp ponds to where the pressures on the mangrove stands will be minimized and the shrimp production can be well maintained). This component will be implemented in 5 coastal provinces, Quang Ngai, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Ca Mau, and Nam Dinh.