On October 20, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.
This project, which runs from 2016 until 2020, will invest approximately $24 million, will engage small-holder farmers and their families to improve livelihoods and increase investment in climate-smart agriculture while conserving the natural biodiversity of Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces.
Climate change is a priority issue that directly threatens achieving Vietnam’s sustainable development goals. Forests play a critical role in Vietnam by protecting watersheds, preventing soil erosion, mitigating climate change, and providing for resilient communities.
To accelerate Vietnam’s transition to low-emission development, USAID supports Vietnam’s response to climate change through adaptation, sustainable landscapes, and clean energy programs.H.Chi