Transforming REDD+ and Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Vietnam

CIFOR hosting series of workshops
5, 9, 10, 24 November 2020


Background

Vietnam is currently developing its Forestry Development Strategy 2021-2030, with an eye to 2050. A key objective of the new strategy is to align national priorities with global forestry outlooks and international commitments, as well as developing innovative sustainable financing mechanisms for the forestry sector.

Since 2010, CIFOR has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), civil society organizations, scientific communities and practitioners to co-produce new data, tools, information and analysis – and to inform policy makers. This includes supporting MARD in designing, implementing and monitoring national Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES).

CIFOR’s 10 years of research via its Global Comparative Study on REDD+ aims to use the knowledge gained in countries such as Vietnam to design and implement effective, efficient and equitable forestry policies globally. The sharing of information and lessons learnt is integral.

Objectives

At the national level:

  1. Event 1 on 5 November 2020 – National consultation workshop on Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021- 2030, with vision to 2050, aims to establish a policy dialogue for both state and non-state actors to exchange knowledge, views, experiences, lessons learnt  and recommendations on newly developed policy options proposed  in the draft of Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy  2021 – 2030, with vision to 2050.
  2. Event 2 on 9 November 2020 – National workshop on payment for mangrove environmental services aims to explore new and innovative financing mechanisms for mangrove protections in Vietnam. In Vietnam, CIFOR has worked with MARD and the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund to support information, tools and analysis for designing, implementing and monitoring the national scheme for Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) for both inland and mangrove forests. While PFES for inland forests is advanced, PFES for mangroves is underdeveloped as policy makers seek answers to 4 key questions:
    • What mangrove environmental services are paid?
    • Who are environmental service providers?
    • Who are environmental services buyers?
    • How PFES revenue will be generated and how it will be distributed.

  3. This workshop will discuss these questions and provide a forum for policy makers, CSOs and scientific communities to discuss policy needs and knowledge gaps to be addressed.

    Presentation materials can be found on the agenda.

  1. Event 3 on 10 November 2020 – The international workshop on enhancing wetland management and sustainable development aims to foster collaboration between international and national scientific communities on sustainable wetland management; provide policy makers with information, tools and analysis to develop sustainable wetland policies in the new 2021-2030 strategy with vision to 2050, and disseminate new research methodologies in analyzing mangrove forest governance complexities.

    Presentation materials can be found on the agenda.

  2. Event 4 on 24 November 2020 – National workshop on 12 years of impacts of PFES in Vietnam aims to provide a policy forum for both state and non-state actors to discuss rigorous impact assessment results of PFES in Vietnam and recommendations for future policies to ensure effective, efficient and equitable PFES outcomes.   

At the sub-national level:

  • Consultation workshops to disseminate CIFOR research findings to locals on PFES impacts in Son La, Dak Lak, Thua Thien Hue, Hai Phong and Cat Tien National Park.

For more information:
Pham Thu Thuy, Senior Scientist, CIFOR
T.Pham@cgiar.org

Agenda

National consultation workshop on Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021- 2030, with vision to 2050

The workshop aims to establish a policy dialogue for both state and non-state actors to exchange knowledge, views, experiences, lessons learnt and recommendations on newly developed policy options proposed in the draft of the Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021-2030, with vision to 2050.

Registration

Chairmen:

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development- Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan
  • Director General of Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST)- Nguyen Quoc Tri

TIME

08:00-08:30 AM

TIME ZONE

GMT

Session 1

  • Overview about the objectives and expected outcomes of workshopVice Director General Bui Chinh Nghia/VNFOREST
  • Open speech and welcome remarksMARD Vice Minister Ha Cong Tuan
  • Rationale and background on the development of Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021-2030, vision 2050Vice Director General  Pham Van Dien/VNFOREST
  • Global forestry outlook and recommendation for Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021-2030Pham Thu Thuy/CIFOR
  • Current status and recommendation for enhancing effectiveness of protection forest and special use forest, 2021-2030GIZ
  • Tea break
  • National strategy for development and enhancing Payment for Forest Environmental ServicesLe Van Thanh/Vietnam Forest and Development Fund
  • Sustainable timber and wood production developmentVietnam Association of Timber and Wood
  • Scientific research, science and technology for national forestry research, 2021-2030Vietnam Academy of Forest Science
  • Plenary discussionAll participants

TIME

08:30-11:45 AM

Lunch

TIME

11:45 AM-01:30 PM

Session 2

  • Summary of Highlights from morning discussionVNFOREST
  • National strategy for forestry education and human resources development 2021-2030Vietnam Forestry University
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy 2021-2030Nguyen Quoc Dung/Senior Forestry Researcher
  • Comments and feedbacks from ministries and sectorsAll participants
  • Tea break
  • Comments and feedbacks from international organisationsParticipants
  • Comments and feedbacks from national organisationsParticipants
  • Wrap up and closing remarkVice Minister Ha Cong Tuan

TIME

01:30-05:00 PM

National workshop: Mangrove environmental services payments

The workshop aims to explore new and innovative financing mechanisms for mangrove protection in Vietnam. In Vietnam, CIFOR has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund to support information, tools and analysis for designing, implementing and monitoring the national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) for both inland and mangrove forests. While PFES for inland forests is advanced, PFES for mangroves is underdeveloped as policy makers seek answers to 4 key questions:

  1. What mangrove environmental services are paid?
  2. Who are environmental service providers?
  3. Who are environmental services buyers?
  4. How with PFES revenue be generated and how it will be distributed?

This workshop will discuss these questions and provide a forum for policymakers, CSOs and scientific communities to discuss policy needs, and the knowledge gaps to be addressed.

Registration

TIME

07:30-08:00 AM

Opening

Nong Lam University and CIFOR

TIME

08:00-08:10 AM

Overview on national policies on mangrove protection and development

Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

08:10-08:25 AM

Overview on national PFES policies and PFES for mangroves

Nguyen Chien Cuong- Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

08:25-08:40 AM

Q & A

TIME

08:40-08:50 AM

PFES for mangroves: The environment, global outlook and experiences

Pham Thu Thuy (CIFOR)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

08:50-09:05 AM

PFES for mangrove carbon sequestration

Truong Van Vinh (Nong Lam University)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

09:05-09:20 AM

Tea break

TIME

09:20-09:35 AM

The role of mangroves in filtering heavy metals, and implications for future PFES schemes

Nguyen Thanh Nho (Nguyen Tat Thanh University)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

09:35-09:50 AM

PFES for mangrove biodiversity services

Nguyen Hoang Tiep (Vietnam Academy of Forest Science)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

09:50-10:05 AM

Willingness to pay for mangrove environmental services

Nguyen Dinh Tien (Vietnam National University) and Hoang Tuan Long (CIFOR)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

10:05-10:20 AM

PFES financial mechanism

Pham Thu Thuy (CIFOR)

Presentation: Vietnamese, English

TIME

10:20-10:40 AM

Discussion

TIME

10:40-11:40 AM

Closing

Nong Lam University and CIFOR

TIME

11:40 AM-12:00 PM

Lunch

TIME

12:00-01:30 PM

International workshop: Enhancing wetland management and sustainable development

The workshop aims to foster collaboration between international and national scientific communities on sustainable wetland management; provide policymakers with information, tools and analysis to develop sustainable wetland policies in the new 2021-2030 strategy with vision to 2050; and discuss new research methodologies for analyzing mangrove forest governance complexities.

Registration

Faculty of Environmental and Food Engineering

Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU), Vietnam

TIME

07:45-08:00 AM

Introduce delegates

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nho, Nguyen Tat Thanh University

TIME

08:00-08:10 AM

Welcome from organizing committee

Vice-President of NTTU

TIME

08:10-08:20 AM

The Global Land Program (online presentation)

Professor. Darla Munro, The Ohio State University, USA

Presentation: English

TIME

08:20-08:40 AM

Network and spatial analysis for forest governance (online presentation)

Dr. Matt Hamilton, The Ohio State University, USA

Presentation: English

TIME

08:40-09:00 AM

Combining network analysis and GIS

Dr. Caleb Gallemore, Lafayette College, USA

Presentation: English

TIME

09:00-09:20 AM

Q&A

TIME

09:20-10:00 AM

Tea break

TIME

10:00-10:30 AM

Mangrove ecosystem services in the Mekong Delta: Drivers and a rapid assessment

Dr. Le Thanh Loan, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Presentation: English

TIME

10:30-10:50 AM

The roles of mangroves for metal(loid)s retention: A case study in Hai Phong City and implications for national PFES design

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nho and Dr. Truong Van Vinh, Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU) and Nong Lam University Ho Chi Minh City (NLU-HCM)

Presentation: English

TIME

10:50-11:10 AM

Sustainable financing mechanisms for mangrove and wetland protection

Dr. Pham Thu Thuy, CIFOR

Presentation: English

TIME

11:10-11:30 AM

Water level monitoring in Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park, Tay Ninh Province

Dr. Pham Quynh Huong, University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM)

Presentation: English

TIME

11:30-11:50 AM

Application of analytical techniques to preserve the biodiversity and ecological services of wetlands

Dr. Tran Thi Nhu Trang, Faculty of Environmental and Food Engineering, NTTU

Presentation: English

TIME

11:50 AM-12:10 PM

Lunch

TIME

12:15-01:30 PM

Discussion

TIME

01:30-03:00 PM

Closing

NTTU

TIME

03:00-03:15 PM

National workshop: 12 years of PFES impacts in Vietnam

The workshop aims to provide a policy forum for both state and non-state actors to discuss rigorous impact assessment results of PFES in Vietnam and recommendations for future policies to ensure effective, efficient and equitable PFES outcomes.

Registration

TIME

08:00-08:30 AM

Opening

TIME

08:30-08:40 AM

Section 1. PFES impacts at the national level

Overview of PFES in Vietnam

Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund

TIME

08:40-08:55 AM

PFES additionality and conditionality

Pham Thu Thuy/CIFOR

TIME

08:55-09:15 AM

PFES monitoring and evaluation

Le Quoc Doanh/Vietnam Forestry University

TIME

09:15-09:30 AM

Q&A

TIME

09:30-10:00 AM

Tea break

TIME

10:00-10:15 AM

PFES impacts at the sub-national level

PFES impacts in Son La

Le Manh Thang/ Son La Forest Protection and Development Fund

TIME

10:15-10:30 AM

PFES impacts in Thua Thien Hue

Duong Ngoc Phuoc/Thua Thien Hue Agoforestry University

TIME

10:30-10:45 AM

PFES impacts in Dak Lak

Tuyết Hoa Niekdam/Tay Nguyen Rural Development Center

TIME

10:45-11:00 AM

PFES impacts in Cat Tien National Park

Pham Hong Luong/Cat Tien National Park

TIME

11:00-11:15 AM

Economic impacts of PFES

Duong Thi Bich Ngoc/Vietnam Forestry University

TIME

11:15-11:30 AM

Discussion

TIME

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Closing

TIME

12:00-12:10 PM

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