Next Article in Journal
Economic Valuation of Land Uses in Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR: Can REDD+ be Effective in Maintaining Forests?
Next Article in Special Issue
Fuelwood Savings and Carbon Emission Reductions by the Use of Improved Cooking Stoves in an Afromontane Forest, Ethiopia
Previous Article in Journal
Investigation of the Dominant Factors Influencing the ERA15 Temperature Increments at the Subtropical and Temperate Belts with a Focus over the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Previous Article in Special Issue
Impacts of Logging Road Networks on Dung Beetles and Small Mammals in a Malaysian Production Forest: Implications for Biodiversity Safeguards
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Land 2014, 3(3), 1037-1058; doi:10.3390/land3031037

Creating Social Safeguards for REDD+: Lessons Learned from Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Vietnam

1
Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
2
Center for Scientific and Technology Incubations and Transfers, Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 June 2014 / Revised: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 August 2014 / Published: 22 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Emission Reductions and Removals in Tropical Forests)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1227 KB, uploaded 22 August 2014]   |  

Abstract

Currently, many studies on benefit sharing mechanisms (BSM) and the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme (REDD+) focus on poverty alleviation and livelihood development. However, relatively few studies incorporate an integrated livelihood framework. This study employs the sustainable livelihoods framework to assess the impact of BSM in Vietnam. The lessons learned could be used in creating social safeguards for REDD+. The communities in Central Vietnam involved in BSM were impacted by the programme on various dimensions. These dimensions, expressed in different types of capital, are interconnected and contribute to a person’s well-being. While the communities have restricted access to their natural forests, they benefited in terms of income diversification, knowledge improvement and network expansion. On the other hand, they faced food insecurity, they were more vulnerable to natural hazards, and their human, social and cultural capital faced risk of deterioration. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable livelihoods approach; REDD+; benefit sharing mechanisms, forest management in Vietnam; social safeguards sustainable livelihoods approach; REDD+; benefit sharing mechanisms, forest management in Vietnam; social safeguards
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Bayrak, M.M.; Tu, T.N.; Marafa, L.M. Creating Social Safeguards for REDD+: Lessons Learned from Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Vietnam. Land 2014, 3, 1037-1058.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Land EISSN 2073-445X Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top