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Questions remain as Vietnam reaches major REDD+ milestone

BY ON 1 APRIL 2019

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At the end of 2018, Vietnam became the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to reach an important benchmark in the UN-REDD Programme.

  • Technically this means results-based payments for forest-related carbon reductions can be rolled out, but there is no framework for such a system yet.

  • Some forestry experts remain skeptical of REDD+ and its approach to forest management

The content of the interview is part of the up-coming paper that Van Nguyen, PhD student under FTViet project works with A.Prof.Pamela McElwee, Rutger University, USA. Data for the paper is based on Van's MSc. research in Central Highland, Vietnam (supervised by A.Prof.Wolfram Dressler, University of Melbourne, Australia) as well as from the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) project on "Research and Capacity Building on REDD+, livelihoods and Vulnerability in Vietnam: Developing Tools for Social Analysis and Development Planning" funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the National Academies, in partnership with NSF, NASA, NIH, Smithsonian Institution, USDA, and USGS, from 2012-2014.

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