Development cooperation ,05.12.2018

Capacity Building for Responding to Climate Change in Urban Development in Vietnam


Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by the climate change, as storms, floods and droughts become more common. Moreover, fast urban development, especially on coastal areas of Vietnam has introduced serious environmental challenges, including air and waste pollution, waste management and food safety. Water is one of the most vulnerable sectors.The purpose of the Project is to increase the capacity of the Vietnamese partner organization to be able to response to the challenges caused by climate change and increasing urban population in urban Vietnamese environment. The two focus areas of the cooperation are to integrate climate change resilience into new Vietnamese legislation on urban development management and to develop together with a pilot city guidelines on taking climate change resilience into account in urban development planning in cities through mainly capacity building.The project is implemented by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and Urban Development Agency, which is governed by the Ministry of Construction of Vietnam. The total budget of the project is 499 500 euros for the years 2018-2021. In spring 2019 the inception phase of the project will be implemented and based on its results the decision to implement the whole proejct will be made.

Funding decision  05.12.2018

499 500 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Aid to environment

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 40%
  • Urban development and management 60%

Funding channel

  • Suomen ympäristökeskus
  • Urban Development Agency - Ministry of Construction of Vietnam



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