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24 July 2017 Viet Nam
Payment for Forest Environmental Services has created considerable impacts in terms of relieving the Vietnamese government’s financial burden towards forest protection and development, is the main conclusion derived from the discussions during the workshop “Disseminating the Policy of Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) to Contribute to Sustainable Forest Management and Improved Livelihoods of Ethnic Minority People in the Uplands.” The workshop was jointly organized by Tropenbos Viet Nam and Vietnam Forest Science Technology Association (VIFA) on 27 June 2017 in Ha Noi.
20 April 2017 Viet Nam
Information and knowledge about the landscape approach for participatory land use planning at the communal level was shared during the kick-off workshop “Landscape Approach for Land Use Planning in Gung Re commune, Di Linh District” jointly organized by Tropenbos Viet Nam, the Sustainable Trade Initiative/the Initiative for Sustainable Landscape (IDH/ISLA) and the People’s Committee of Di Linh district on 12 April 2017.
12 December 2016 Viet Nam
Despite being a major source of electricity for daily use and production activities, excessive hydropower plant development in the Central zone and Central Highlands of Viet Nam has created adverse social-environmental impacts and on local people’s livelihoods. The main issues include ineffective planning, lack of proper monitoring of the implementation, and unsolved problems regarding compensation and resettlement for affected people. Those were the main conclusions drawn during the workshop “Sustainable Hydropower Plants Development in Viet Nam’s Central Zone and Central Highlands” jointly organized by Tropenbos International Viet Nam (TBI Viet Nam), the Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), the Da Nang Union of Science and Technology Associations, and the Viet Nam Rivers Network (VRN) on 6 December 2016 in Da Nang city.
01 November 2016 Viet Nam
The Decree 99/2010/ND-CP released on 24 September 2010 by the Government of Viet Nam on Payment for Forest and Environmental Services (PFES) has become one of the most remarkable policies of the forest sector during the past years. The policy is aimed at improving forest quality and quantity and increasing the forest sector’s contribution to the economy, while relieving the government’s financial burden towards forest protection and development.
14 January 2016 Viet Nam
In Viet Nam, hydropower enterprises are required to compensate for the forest land lost due to hydropower development. However, the rate of reforestation is too slow and does not meet the official requirements, was a conclusion during the workshop “Current Status of and Solutions to Forestland Conversion for Hydropower Plant Development in the Central Zone and Central Highlands of Viet Nam” (25 December 2015, in Hue city Viet Nam). Participants also mentioned that hydropower enterprises don’t fulfil their financial obligations towards forest protection and development.
07 October 2015 Viet Nam
An exchange of knowledge and information on local livelihoods and vulnerability among REDD and PES projects in the Mekong river delta region took place at the workshop “Monitoring and Evaluating Livelihoods and Vulnerability Indicators of PES and REDD Projects” (11 September 2015). Additionally methodologies and data where shared to develop a database of baseline Reference Livelihoods and Vulnerability Levels (RLVL) from pilot PES and REDD projects in Viet Nam.