All over the world we are seeing an increase in climate-related risks, such as rising tides and flooding. The growing importance of intact ecosystems has been highlighted in important international agreements such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Woman in the Global South are often particularly vulnerable to climate-related risks and environmental degradation. They are disadvantaged in social, cultural and political areas, which has a negative impact on their resilience to flood events.
The project "Strong Roots, Strong Women", winner of the 2021 RISK Award of the Munich Re Foundation, uses ecosystem-based adaptation to empower women in the field of climate adaptation and natural hazards. The main activities of the project include the establishment of a community-run mangrove tree nursery and an amateur theater whose plays emphasize the importance of local ecosystems. These projects are planned and implemented by members of the local women's union. The mangrove nursery aims to enable the Hai Duong community to meet their own needs for mangrove seedlings and generate direct income from ecosystem-based adaptation. This supports the economic and social stability of the local women and improves the resilience of the lagoon's ecosystem - because intact mangrove forests reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion. UP Transfer GmbH is proud to be involved in this project together with the CSRD.Back