USAID helps Vietnam’s climate change fight with two new projects

Aerial view of the Ru Cha mangrove forest in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh.

USAID has launched two new conservation and forest management projects to help Vietnam’s fight against the climate crisis, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.

The Sustainable Forest Management project, implemented by U.S.-based economic and social development firm DAI Global, would help reduce carbon emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and poor timber plantation management in Vietnam, USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) said.

It would also help strengthen Vietnamese law enforcement’s ability to combat forest crimes like illegal logging, improve the livelihoods of 60,000 people in forest-dwelling communities and bolster the management of more than 250,000 ha of forest, it added.

The Biodiversity Conservation project, implemented by international NGO World Wildlife Fund, would protect critical ecosystems and build resilience against the impacts of climate change, increase forest quality and protect wildlife populations.

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Phan Anh