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

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Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
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Center for Scientific and Technology Incubations and Transfers, Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam
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Land 2014, 3(3), 1037-1058; https://doi.org/10.3390/land3031037
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)
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
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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/land3031037

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Bayrak MM, Tu TN, Marafa LM. Creating Social Safeguards for REDD+: Lessons Learned from Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Vietnam. Land. 2014; 3(3):1037-1058. https://doi.org/10.3390/land3031037

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Bayrak, Mucahid M., Tran N. Tu, and Lawal M. Marafa 2014. "Creating Social Safeguards for REDD+: Lessons Learned from Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Vietnam" Land 3, no. 3: 1037-1058. https://doi.org/10.3390/land3031037

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