Integrating EbA into Provincial Climate Change Response Plans
Updating the Provincial Climate Change Response Action Plans (CCRAP) of Quang Binh province and Ha Tinh province for 2016 – 2020 was an important entry point for EbA mainstreaming. This process had been led by Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of Quang Binh and of Ha Tinh with technical support from GIZ. The Provincial CCRAP is a legal basis for all coordinated efforts of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces in response to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This CCRAP includes priority projects and programs implemented by different provincial agencies to response to climate changes in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh during the period of 2016 – 2020. Findings and recommendations from the Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems including recommendations of EbA have been fed into the CCRAP process at both provincial and local levels to create synergies. Expected impacts are to reduce negative impacts of climate changes in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh in the short run and in the long run.
•Sufficient awareness on current and furture climate change impacts among provincial authorities •Willingness to cooperate across sectors and government agencies
oCapacity of provincial officers involved in the CCRAP updating process including DONRE, DPI, DARD was significantly improved but continuous capacity developmenemnt efforts are needed due to staff turnover oEbA has been perceived by provincial policy makers and professional officers as a promising measure to adapt to climate change in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh that has never happened before.