Map of Vietnam Vietnam

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$84,311,812

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$50,712,057

Since the 1990s, Vietnam has seen a reforestation trend leading to increases in plantation forest. Considerable efforts, such as the Five Million Hectares Reforestation Program, have been made to increase overall forest cover, but serious deforestation and extensive degradation remain. Therefore, the country is currently working to lower regional deforestation rates through a number of multilateral agreements and national policies that support REDD+ activities.

In November 2010, Vietnam presented its REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) to the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) to obtain support through the FCPF’s Readiness Fund. A National REDD+ Steering Committee was established in January 2011, and in June 2012 the Prime Minister of Vietnam approved the National REDD+ Action program. Later in 2012, the country began the UN-REDD Programme’s implementation phase, which aims to reduce emissions in six Vietnamese provinces.

REDD+ Activities

Finance is currently supporting the following REDD+ activities in Vietnam:

REDD+ Activities in Vietnam

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Vietnam

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in Vietnam

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the REDD+ activities supported by the different donor institution types. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the initiative countries. 

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types. 

    In Vietnam, donor governments and multilateral institutions supported all types of REDD+ activities, with a major focus on stakeholder engagement and institutional strengthening.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions

  • Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Vietnam

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the number of REDD+ activities at least partially supported by donor commitments. The main activities included in projects were stakeholder engagement, institutional strengthening, and activities supporting policy and law analysis as well as national REDD+ strategy development.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions