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Strategies Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA) In Vietnam

Countries and regions
Vietnam, East Asia and Pacific
Action area


Case summary

The project ”Strategic mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in Vietnam” provides the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment with technical support to systematically integrate innovative ecosystem-based solutions into national and local adaptation planning. To that end it offers capacity training to stakeholders at both the national and provincial level. Moreover, it provides technical support to facilitate the implementation of EbA measures on the ground.

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a concept that uses functioning ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. The EbA approach has the potential to deliver a vast array of benefits to countries like Vietnam. Vietnam is not only extremely vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change but also a hotspot for biodiversity. Strengthening the capacity of stakeholders at the national and provincial level to mainstream EbA into national climate adaptation frameworks and other development plans is a key prerequisite for the successful implementation of such an approach.

Planning and implementation activity
Developing Strategies and Plans
Institutions involved

LEAD EXECUTING AGENCY: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

SUPPORTING AGENCY: Germany’s International Climate Initiative (ICI) with funding of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS: Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

RESEARCH PARTNERS: ICEM – International Centre for Environmental Management, Hanoi (conducted vulnerability assessments)

UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH (assessed options for implementation and upscaling of EbA approaches with a focus on coastal protection forest plantations)

World Agroforestry Centre for feasibility study on the implementation of EbA plan in Ha Tinh

OTHER GOVERNMENT PARTNERS: involved for constant engagement, capacity building and facilitating integration of EbA into existing programs: The provincial People’s committees (PPC), the Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Departments of Planning and Investment (DPI), Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, VNFOREST, The Vietnamese General Department of Land Administration, Vietnam Environment Administration, Department of Climate Change.

Developing strategies and plans
National Adaptation Plans
Sectors and themes
Agriculture, Forestry and Land-Use, Water
Source details
Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership