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.
On December 21 and 22, 2022, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and the Forest Protection and Development Fund of Th?a Thiên Hu? DVMTR jointly organized a training workshop on benefit sharing from reducing GHG emissions for communities in the villages of Chi Du Nghia, A Ry, Giong, Mu Nu Ta Ra in Huong Nguyen commune, A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province. The training was divided into two phases for village groups. Training for Chi Du Nghia and A Ry village communities took place on 21st December and training for Giong and Mu Nu Ta Ra village communities took place on 22nd December.
The manager of the project “impacts of small hydropower project on local livelihoods and ecosystems from the views of ethnic communities”, Ms. Chao Thi Yen, the Center for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) has been selected by the Eco-Peace Leadership Center (EPLC) to become one of 10 leaders from Asia-Pacific region to participate in the 13th EPLC Program.
In order to further promote trade and investment cooperation between the two countries in particular and the Mekong region in general, the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development (VILACEAD) in cooperation with the Vietnam Business Association for Cooperation and Investment in Lao PDR (Viet – Lao BACI), the Center for People and Nature Reconcilation (PanNature) organized the 8th Mekong Region Annual Forum in 2017 with the theme "Promoting sustainable and responsible investment on agriculture and trade". The forum is co-funded by UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme.
Located at the extreme southeastern end of the Mekong River where it approaches and empties into the South China Sea through a network of distributaries, the Mekong Delta has long been referred to as Vietnam’s “rice bowl” which is characterized by dominant fertile agriculturally-rich low-lands and what may be called a “biological treasure trove.” A majority of the Delta’s 20 million, ethnically diverse population rely on the River’s fish resources and rice production for their subsistence, with very little margin for error. As home to thousands of species of fish, bird, reptile, and mammal species, the Mekong Delta is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Tens of endangered species, such as the largest bird, Sarus crane, and giant catfish, thrive in this maze of wetlands, swamps, arroyos, and canals too. However, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is now one of the world’s most fragile regions appearing most vulnerable to climate hazards, notably temperature rises and extreme drought followed by freshwater scarcity and salinity intrusion. More challenging is the fact that upstream dam-building and water diversion projects have caused severe and irreparable damage to the Delta, making the impacts of climate change become much more serious than what was assumed in prevailing climate change scenarios in Vietnam. As a result, the Delta has so much at stake due to huge water shortages, which in turn may lead to increased rate of salinity, inland ground depression, and humanitarian and other economic impacts.