As of: November 2016
Delivering Environmental and Social Co-benefits from REDD+ in Southeast Asia
Objective and activities
The project was completed in November 2016. It supported the Governments of Viet Nam and the Lao People's Democratic Republic in incorporating the social and environmental co-benefits of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) into the process of introducing national REDD+ strategies. Furthermore, the project partners identified opportunities for integrating social and environmental safeguards into existing processes and practices. Incorporating REDD+ safeguards and co-benefits required the introduction and testing of innovative mechanisms in order to support - in addition to emission reductions – the sustainable social development of the local population and the protection of biological diversity. Such mechanisms included the development of subnational REDD+ implementation plans that take social and environmental criteria into account as well as the introduction of participatory forest monitoring and local profit-sharing mechanisms for REDD+.
State of implementation/results