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As of: January 2018

Promoting Ecosystem-based Adaptation through Mangrove Restoration and Sustainable Use in Thailand and Vietnam

Objective and activities

The project promoted ecosystem based-adaptation (EbA) and mitigation by providing economic incentives for mangrove restoration and sustainable use by piloting projects and integrating results into provincial and national policies. EbA pilot projects took place in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam and Surat Thani Province, Thailand tested innovative financing that links climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable aquaculture in mangrove ecosystems. Results were fed into national and provincial laws, regional learning and global dialogue on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.
  • The World Bank project “Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods” (ICRSL), which seeks to replicate and scale-up the mangrove-shrimp farming approach in Ca Mau, was approved in June 2016.
  • IUCN completed a regional social assessment in the Mekong Delta in January 2016 that showed that with organic certification shrimp farms can increase profits by 20-26% in Ca Mau.
  • Pilot areas were identified, EbA business plans drafted and cooperation agreements with the regions completed (Vietnam).
  • Contracts between 741 shrimp farmers and shrimp exporters (Minh Phu) have been signed. Minh Puh agrees to pay 10% more to those farmers that do shrimp farming according to the ecological "Naturland" standard (Vietnam).
  • A decision for aquaculture PES (payment for ecosystem services) has been drafted for consideration by the prime minister (Vietnam) .

Project data

Thailand, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Switzerland

Partner institution(s):
Mangroves for the Future (MFF);SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Netherlands

BMUB grant:
€ 1,557,601.60

09/2012 till 02/2016


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