2014 – 2015
The EU REDD Facility supported Fauna and Flora International (FFI) to document lessons learnt from piloting REDD+ at local level in Vietnam. A national workshop organised by FFI, the Vietnam REDD+ Office and other organisations and agencies also piloting REDD+ at local level gathered lessons learnt from pilot projects around the country. A set of policy briefs summarised experiences and lessons to inform national REDD+ implementation and international audiences.
The objective of the project was to document lessons learnt from implementing REDD+ at local level in Vietnam to inform the development of national and international REDD+ policy, and to identify opportunities for FLEGT-REDD synergies.
Workshop for sharing lessons learnt from REDD+ piloting.
In Vietnam, the REDD+ process is advanced and has strong political support. A national REDD+ programme emphasising the need for reforms in forest governance and trade in forest products began in 2012. At the same time, Vietnam prepared a plan to reduce emissions from forestry and agriculture by 2020. UN-REDD, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and several bilateral donors support Vietnam’s preparations for putting in place a system for payments for emissions reductions.
Gathering and sharing lessons from projects piloting REDD+ locally is key to developing and implementing a successful national REDD+ strategy.
To support REDD+ preparations in Vietnam, international and national partners are piloting REDD+ locally and testing land-use governance measures, for example:
Many of these projects are the first in their respective locations in Vietnam, or address aspects that are important for the development of national REDD+. Gathering and sharing lessons from projects piloting REDD+ locally is key to developing and implementing a successful national REDD+ strategy.
Our approach had two strands. The first strand was to ensure that policy briefs and dialogues analysed lessons learnt from local REDD+ initiatives to address forest governance and land-use change. The lessons inform the development and implementation of the national REDD+ strategy, emissions reduction programme (ER-P) and other jurisdictional projects, and the voluntary partner agreement (VPA) process.
The second strand was to contribute to stakeholder engagement and dialogue in the National REDD+ Network as well as through a national level workshop to share and discuss lessons from local REDD+ implementation.
Vi Glom village, Vietnam