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.