No construction work has followed the decision, and the issue went largely unnoticed until August, when Trinh Le Nguyen, executive director of the environmental NGO People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), began writing about it on Facebook. In a post dated Aug. 11, Nguyen noted that Tien Hai is part of the broader Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve. Established in 2004, the biosphere reserve spans 137,261 hectares (339,179 acres), including a core area, buffer zone and transition zone across terrestrial and marine areas. “The core area, the heart of the biosphere reserve, includes Tien Hai Nature Reserve and Xuan Thuy National Park,” Nguyen wrote.
This study, conducted by PanNature with financial and technical support from the NTFP-EP program, primarily aims to evaluate the impact of community consultation processes and mechanisms ensuring community participation in recognizing traditional rights in Vietnam, with a particular emphasis on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). The study focuses on regions characterized by mountainous terrain and forest landscapes.
With support from the Region Mekong Land Governance Project, since 2021, PanNature has piloted agroforestry livelihood models to improve the lives of local people. Accordingly, the agroforestry model has been piloted by 5 households in Tul Village and 6 households in Hang Nam Village to improve the local livelihood through effective farming. Cultivation land in both villages is significant on sloping land, which is being degraded with erosion of topsoil on rainy days. Agroforestry is seen as an important measure to help conserve the topsoil while improving local livelihood, reduce the risk of losing their allocated forests due to inefficient use, and contribute to securing the allocated rights.
The North Central Region GHG Emission Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA) is a carbon transfer agreement signed on October 20, 2020 between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Bank for Reconstruction and Development. International Development (IBRD), trustee of the Forest Carbon Partnership Fund (FCPF).
To promote sustainable business models and celebrate pioneering mindsets, Forbes Vietnam will organize Sustainability Leaders’ Summit under the theme Towards a Greener World. This forum will bring together experts and leaders from leading companies to discuss the most critical topics, such as carbon emissions reduction, waste treatment, fight against climate change while sustaining growth and prosperity.
On 4th and 5th January 2023, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) organized a Training Course on Benefit Sharing from reducing GHG emissions for communities in Kim Tan, Kim Trung, Kim Lu 1 and Kim Lu 2 in the Kim Hoa commune, Tuyen Hoa district, Quang Binh province. The training course was divided into two days for two community groups: training for the communities of Kim Tan and Kim Trung villages took place on 4th January whilst training for Kim Lu 1 and Kim Lu 2 village communities took place on 5th January.
On December 23, 2022, at the Forest Protection Department of A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province and the Center for People and Nature (PanNature) coordinated with the Forest Protection and Development Fund of Thua Thien Hue province to organize a workshop regarding shared benefits of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for forest stakeholders.