EbA in Northwest Central Vietnam: Restoring and Co-Management of Degraded Dunes and Mangroves
As of: August 2018
Objective and activities
Adaptation is a key element of Viet Nam’s NDC, as typhoons increase in strength and make landfall in the exposed northcentral coast of Vietnam (NCC-VN). Originally its dunes and mangroves in the estuaries were covered with multilayered & diverse forests, ensuring storm protection. About 22% of the rural population in the region depends on subsistence agriculture behind and freshwater from the dunes. However, mangroves protective dune forest vegetation of these ecosystems have been largely degraded and covered with Casurina, a non-native tree species not capable of safeguarding the protective function of the dunes. Together with local communities, the project restores in an integrated co-management approach with native tree species dunes and mangroves of estuaries in NCC-VN. The approach is a blueprint for up-scaling at landscape level and closes the coastal protection gap between the Mekong and North Vietnam.