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

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Forests and land use
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services
  • Infrastructure and built environment
UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #11 Sustainable cities and communities

Location & People

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Viet Nam VNM
Beneficiaries (approx.) 30,020,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Ministry of Construction Grant USD
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Grant USD
  • UNDP Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Viet Nam
Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam Approved June 2016 Est. implementation period 5.0 years Est. completion date 11 July 2022

Strengthening storm and flood protection for coastal communities in Viet Nam through resilient housing, planting and rehabilitation of mangrove forests, and systematized climate risk assessments for the public and private sectors.

Impoverished coastal communities in Viet Nam are impacted by frequent flooding and storms, with 60,000 houses damaged or destroyed each year causing huge economic impacts. The rural poor are at especially high risk given their reliance on natural resources for their livelihoods, particularly in agriculture and fisheries.

More resilient housing will be created through incorporating storm and flood resilient design features in new houses to benefit up to 20,000 people who are exposed to high risk from adverse weather events. In order to create storm surge buffers, 4,000 hectares of mangroves will be planted and rehabilitated, which will also create sustainable ecosystem resources to support coastal livelihoods. The project will also develop systematized climate and economic risk assessments for private and public sector application in all 28 coastal provinces of Viet Nam.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Document title Published date
Funding proposal 22 Mar 2017
ESS report 27 Sep 2016
Gender assessment 06 Jun 2017
Gender action plan 06 Jun 2017
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms. Adriana Dinu Tel: +1 212 906 5143 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842
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