Dr. Cai Bofeng discusses Benefits Sharing Within the Eco-Compensation Policy Framework in China.
Benefits Distribution Systems
Benefits Distribution Systems – Dr. Cai Bofeng on Benefits Sharing Within the Eco-Compensation Policy Framework in China
Benefits Distribution Systems – Pham Manh Cuong from MARD in Vietnam on Benefits Sharing Systems in Vietnam
Pham Manh Cuong from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rurual Development in Vietnam presents on Benefits Sharing Systems in Vietnam.
John Kuange from the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea discusses the PNG approaches to Issues of Local Peoples.
Next up in our Skype Interview series is Tim Boyle. Tim is one of three UN coordinators for the UN REDD Asia Pacific Region. Tim is based in Thailand and is enaged in ten countries across the region supporting the development of REDD. He’ll be moderating the session on Benefits Distribution Systems at Katoomba in Hanoi.
In this short interview Tim takes us through the work of UN REDD Asia Pacific and gives us his view of the big challenges for the region, namely how to achieve success within such a diversity of cultures, economies and languages. Tim also touches on a big issue for him, one of consent and meaningful stakeholder engagement.
Finally Tim talks about a Katoomba pre-meeting for regional players he’s involved with that’s scheduled for 16th – 18th June in Hanoi and focused on FPIC (the Free, Prior and Informed Consent standards laid out by the ILO for engagement with indigenous peoples). We’ll be posting more information on this meeting shortly.
Tim Boyle – Asia Pacific Coordinator for UN REDD on UN REDD and the big challenges for SE Asia – Skype Interview from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.
Design of a REDD Compliant Benefits Distribution System for Vietnam
Viet Nam is well-placed to develop a REDD-compliant BDS as a result of many years of experience with similar systems such as the 661 or 5 Million Hectare Reforestation Programme, which was launched in 1998, and internationally supported payments for forest environmental services (PFES) pilot projects. The focus on BDS also capitalizes on Viet Nam’s functioning administration, social stability, and relatively high degree of tenure security. These are assets that Viet Nam can use to gain a competitive edge in a future international REDD+ regime.
A REDD-compliant BDS is one which addresses the principles, and meets the expectations of the international community in terms of equity, transparency, additionality, and performance-relatedness, while managing REDD+ revenues in an effective and efficient manner. To assist GoV to design such a REDD-compliant BDS, a team of national and international consultants was convened under the leadership of DoF to prepare a study of BDS issues and options. Field work, literature review, and stakeholder consultations were carried out from September to November 2009.
This report summarizes the draft study’s conclusions and recommendations in 17 “Policy Decisions” which need to be taken in order to establish a REDD-compliant BDS. The 10 most significant Policy Decisions are clustered under three themes: legal, institutional, and governance.