Viet Nam: Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts

29 Apr 2016

The Government of Viet Nam (GoV) seeks assistance from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to fund its project in improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts.

The Project will involve scale-up interventions that have been tested to increase resilience of vulnerable coastal communities through safe housing, robust mangrove coverage, and climate risk information to improve planning and protection efforts. An integrated participatory approach will be applied to engage coastal communities since their commitment is pivotal to ensuring a sustained resilience to climate change impacts. The estimated total cost of the Project is US$ 29.523 million and is designed to have three major outputs:

(i)    Output 1: Storm and flood-resilient design features added to 4,000 new houses on safe sites benefiting 20,000 poor and highly disaster-exposed people in 100 communes
(ii)    Output 2: Regeneration of 4,000 hectares (ha) of coastal mangrove storm surge buffer zones
(iii)    Output 3: Increased access to an enhanced climate, damage, and loss data for private and public sector application

The project proposal was submitted to GCF Board for their review and approval. UNDP would like to invite public consultation and review on the Environmental and Social Management Plan (Annex VIb) for the GCF Proposal.

All comments should be shared to Ms. Bui Viet Hien at no later than 4 Jun 2016.
Thank you very much for your contribution to the project.