Cat Loc Landscape – Cat Tien National Park Pro-Poor REDD+ Project, Vietnam

Cat Loc Landscape – Cat Tien National Park Pro-Poor REDD+ Project, Vietnam

This chapter discusses implementation of one of the first REDD+ initiatives in Vietnam, designed and implemented by SNV (the Netherlands Development Organisation). This case is framed in the broader context of dynamics between international NGOs and the government of Vietnam (GOV) in the REDD+ arena.
The Cat Loc Landscape – Cat Tien National Park Pro-Poor REDD+ Project (2009–2012) was funded by the UK Government Darwin Initiative, and implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and national and local authorities in Vietnam. This initiative aimed to (i) examine the potential for accessing the voluntary carbon market in order to reduce deforestation and (ii) support the establishment of a forest carbon facility to make direct payments to local villagers for arresting degradation and deforestation in and around the Cat Tien National Park, Lam Dong Province. Although the initiative did not end up making payments to local villagers as initially planned, a number of useful lessons were learned.

Authors: Huynh Thu Ba

Topic: REDD+, climate change

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-602-1504-55-0

Source: E.O. Sills, S. Atmadja, Sassi, C. de A.E. Duchelle, D. Kweka, I.A.P. Resosudarmo, W.D. Sunderlin, (eds.) REDD+ on the ground: A case book of subnational initiatives across the globe. 401-416


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