UN-REDD Vietnam Programme (United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries)

Introduction

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is increasingly likely to be included in a post-2012 climate agreement, yet many questions remain unanswered. How will the REDD mechanism link to existing national development strategies? How can forest communities and indigenous peoples participate in the design, monitoring and evaluation of national REDD programmes? How will REDD be funded, and how will countries ensure that benefits are distributed equitably among all those who manage the forests? Finally, how will the amount of carbon stored and sequestrated as a result of REDD be monitored?

The UN-REDD Programme was created to assist developing countries to answer these kinds of questions and help them get ready to participate in a future REDD mechanism. Through country programme activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the UN-REDD Programme supports the capacity of national governments to prepare and implement national REDD strategies with the active involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities.

The UN-REDD Programme builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UN-REDD Programme is governed by a Policy Board at global level composed of representatives from partner countries, donors to the multi-donor trust fund, civil society, indigenous peoples and FAO, UNDP and UNEP. 

In Vietnam, although REDD is new, most of the issues inherent in a REDD value chain have been subject to past and on-going partnerships among Vietnamese agencies, especially MARD, and development partners to build capacity in Viet Nam. Building capacity for REDD will therefore need to take into account programmes of other development partners, especially the Forest Sector Support Partnership (FSSP). FSSP is a collaborative programme of the government and 15 development partners that seeks to put in place arrangements for continued collaboration in support of the forest sector of Viet Nam on the basis of agreed policies, strategies, priorities and principles of implementation in the areas of sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation.

What are the project's key results?

Outcome 1: Improved institutional and technical capacity for national coordination to manage REDD activities in Viet Nam 

Outcome 2: Improved capacity to manage REDD and provide other Payment for Ecological Services at provincial and district levels through sustainable development planning and implementation 

Outcome 3: Improved knowledge of approaches to reduce regional displacement of emissions

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency



Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
71577 Multi Donor Trust Fund (MTDF): US$ 4,384,756 (2,501,128 USD to UNDP)   Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development /VNForest

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year   Delivery (USD)
2009
430,577.39
2010 1,027,037.05
2011 750,220
2012 228,118
2013 394,413
Project Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
Sep-2009
Duration
September 2009 - June 2012
Geographic coverage
Hanoi (with pilot activities in Di Linh and Lam Ha districts, Lam Dong province)
Focus area
Environment, Climate change & Disasters
UNDP Programme officer
Mr. Tore Langhelle; tore.langhelle@undp.org; Tel: (84 4) 3942 1495
Partners
Ms. Pham Minh Thoa; thoapm.ln@mard.gov.vn; Tel: + 84 4 37332263