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 share and discuss the North Central Region Emission Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA) aiming to support the community and relevant parties to implement the forest emission reduction payment policy effectively, PanNature organized a series of consultation meetings, workshops, seminars, and training on the ERPA benefit sharing plan in two provinces of Thua Thien - Hue and Quang Binh.
In order for the results and recommendations of the report to be disseminated and implemented, we would like to send this letter to Facebook and YouTube Managers in Vietnam. We urge that Facebook (Meta) and YouTube (Google) review existing regulations and apply more effective mechanisms to eliminate wildlife trading activities on social media platforms.
In Vietnam, many forests are being effectively managed by the most active guardians - the local communities - thanks to their cultural norms: the forest left by their ancestors is also the place where the forest god resides. It’s the traditional regulations and laws imprinted through the traditional practice of worshiping the sacredness of the gods that guide the community to manage and protect these forests for hundreds and thousands of years. However, there are challenges ahead that hinder them from playing their role.
The Covid 19 pandemic has been upended the world for the last two years, causing dramatic losses of human lives and social and economic disruption. Along with immeasurable losses, the pandemic has also entailed socio-economic changes and humanity's perception of the world we are dwelling in. The virus that causes the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to originate from wild animals. Although this is not a firm conclusion up to this point, it is a deeper warning than ever about the human way of life, which exploits nature indiscriminately, causes ecosystems to deteriorate, and leads to irreversible damages.