Opportunities and challenges for mangrove management in Vietnam Lessons learned from Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh and Quang Ninh provinces

Mangroves play an important role in providing goods (forest products and fishery resources) and services, both to the marine environment and people. However, in Vietnam, mangrove forests have been threatened by economic pressures and climate change. Mangrove protection and restoration have been key features in forestry policies over the last few decades, but studies on them rarely provide in-depth analysis, nor lessons learned from previous implementation to inform future policies. Using case … [Read more...]

The distribution of powers and responsibilities affecting forests, land use, and REDD+ across levels and sectors in Vietnam

Introduction   This report was commissioned under CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+, as part of a research module on multilevel governance and carbon management at the landscape scale. Its purpose is to describe the distribution of powers and responsibilities related to land use, forests, and ecosystem services and, by extension, to REDD+ among the different levels and sectors of the Vietnamese government. To that end it reviews laws dealing explicitly with different sectors … [Read more...]

Payments for forest environmental services in Vietnam

Authors: Pham, T.T.; Bennett, K.; Vu, T.P.; Brunner, J.; Le, N.D.; Nguyen, D.T Geographic:  Vietnam Pages:  78p Publisher:  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia Publication Year:  2013 Language:  English ISBN:  978-602-1504-10-9 Executive summary The basic idea of “payments for environmental services”, or PES, is to create incentives for individuals and communities to protect environmental services by compensating them for any costs … [Read more...]

Zoning Ecological Forestry in Vietnam

Author: Vu Tan Phuong, Hoang Viet Anh, Nguyen Ngoc Lung, Do Dinh Sam, Nguyen Dinh Ky, Tran Viet Lien Price: xx.000 VNĐ About: Zoning Ecological Forestry in Vietnam. … [Read more...]