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REDD Working Papers: REDD and sustainable development - perspective from Viet Nam
Poverty and sustainable development impacts of REDD architecture is a multi-country project led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, UK) and the University of Life Sciences (Aas, Norway).
In the first phase of the project, exploratory studies of different aspects of the design of REDD mechanisms were conducted to lay the foundation for the work in Phase 2. These Working Papers are designed to share the preliminary findings of research undertaken during the first phase of this project. They have not been subject to a full peer review process and are being made available online to stimulate discussion and feedback.
This report from Viet Nam surveys priority areas with the most potential for REDD projects in Viet Nam. Through looking at the forest cover change and associated carbon density at district, province and national level, this report unmasks the patterns of afforestation and deforestation behind the net deforestation rate nationally in Viet Nam, which is close to zero. Following this analysis, the established priority areas are considered in terms of their opportunity costs for REDD against their likely alternative use for agricultural development.