Project targets to plant additional 20,000 hectares of forest in response to climate change
  • | Nhan Dan | October 05, 2021 01:46 PM
Vietnam will strive to plant an additional 20,000 hectares of forest, including 9,800 hectares of mangrove forest and 10,200 hectares of forest for shielding from winds in the 2021-2030 period.

A corner of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve in Ho Chi Minh City

The target has been set under a project on protecting and developing coastal forests to respond to climate change and promote green growth in the 2021-2030 period, which was recently approved by the Prime Minister.

The project also targets to protect and grow more trees on 15,000 hectares of existing forests, including 6,800 mangrove forest and 8,200 hectares of forest for shielding from winds.

In addition, it seeks to enhance capacity building and creation of livelihoods for communities and people participating in the protection and development of forests in coastal areas.

The overall goal of the project is to manage, protect and sustainably use forests in the existing and newly afforested coastal areas in the period; effectively promote the role and function of coastal forests in protecting the environment; combat desertification and land degradation; protect biodiversity; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It is also designed to create jobs and increase income of locals, thus contributing to boosting socio-economic development, consolidating defence security, and reducing the impact of natural disasters in response to climate change and sea level rise.

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