Community forestry adaptation roadmap to 2020 for Vietnam

November 2014

Community based mangrove management and community forestry offer vital opportunities for adaptation to climate change for both coastal and inland communities. Mangrove forests play a critical role for coastal communities and marine ecosystems alike, protecting coastlines from storm surges, flooding and erosion. They also serve communities as fish nurseries and a source of timber. However mangrove ecosystems themselves are vulnerable to climate change, including temperature and precipitation changes, sea level rise and coastal flooding.