Project targets to plant additional 20,000 hectares of forest in response to climate change

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.

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 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.

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