Will current forest land tenure impede REDD+ efforts in Vietnam?

TitleWill current forest land tenure impede REDD+ efforts in Vietnam?
Publication TypePolicy Brief
AuthorsDo Trong, H.; Catacutan, D.; Vu Thi, H.; Lai Tung, Q.
Year of Publication2012
AbstractMost REDD+ initiatives such as UN-REDD and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) identify tenure reform as an important aspect of REDD+ readiness. In Vietnam, different forest land and forest tenure exist but are plagued with issues, which challenged many forest conservation projects. So, will this impede REDD+ efforts? Tenure also became important to Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES), as payments could only be transferred to official ‘forest land tenants’, undermining many non-tenured forest protectors from accessing benefits. Two critical questions: Should tenure be first addressed for REDD+ to be functional? Or can it be a means for improving current tenure arrangements?
KeywordsClimate Change, forest, IISD-REDD, land, Publications, REALU, REDD, SEA, tenure, Vietnam
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/REAL U - A3 Hoan.pdf
Citation Key3242