Along with national programs on sustainable development and climate change response, small-scale projects with a bottom-up approach also play an essential role in implementing sustainable development goals. The paper analyzes the concepts of grassroots development and sustainable development based on a bottom-up climate change mitigation and adaptation project implemented in two Northwest provinces of Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With financial support from the Embassy of New Zealand in Vietnam, through the Manaaki New Zealand Alumni Scholarship Fund (MNZAF), Ms. Ngan Le, one New Zealand Alumnus, together with her non-government organization - the Center for People and Nature (PanNature), organized a series of training sessions to "Promoting the role of indigenous women in farming and eco-friendly agribusiness" from May to October 2022. The targeted beneficiaries are 15 Thai and Hmong women who are members of the Xuan Nha Commune Women's Union currently participating in an existing model or planning to do business with organic agricultural products in Xuan Nha commune.
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.