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Ecosystem-based adaptation on the northern central coast of Vietnam: restoration and co-management of degraded dunes and mangroves

As of: November 2021

The northern central coastal region of Vietnam is strongly affected by the impacts of climate change. Dense dune forests and mangroves used to protect the population on the coast from extreme weather events such as typhoons, which are becoming increasingly frequent. However, excessive deforestation has destroyed the ecosystems to a great extent, with the result that they can no longer perform this function. Together with selected local communities, the project is restoring the dune and mangrove forests on pilot sites. This demonstrates the feasibility of ecosystem-based adaptation measures (EbA), which not only protect the population but also bolster livelihoods through sustainable business models that use the restored mangroves. The insights and approaches gained through the project are intended to serve both as a reference and to support political and non-state stakeholders involved in the implementation and expansion of EbA measures.

State of implementation/results

  • The project has aired several short documentaries as part of a documentary series on Vietnamese public television.
  • During a visit of the German ambassador in Hue, the IKI project was highlighted as a prime example of German-Vietnamese cooperation in the environmental sector.
  • The planted sand dune forests were severely damaged by extreme typhoons in a row at the end of the year 2020. The partial regeneration of individual tree species observed underscores the effectiveness of the project's EbA approach and the exceptional adaptability of native tree species to these extreme sites.
  • The national partner organization IREN and experts from Hue University have developed cost-effective measures for an area-wide distribution of native seed material through "seedbombs".

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Project data

Country:
Viet Nam

Implementing organisation:
UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) - Viet Nam
  • Quang Tri Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) - Viet Nam

Implementing partner(s):
  • Institute of Resources and Environment of Huế University (IREN) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) - Viet Nam

BMU grant:
2.572.126,02 €

Duration:
04/2018  till  03/2022


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