Safeguard A

That actions complement or are consistent with the objectives of national forest programmes and relevant international conventions and agreements

Safeguard A, in the context of Viet Nam, means that the specific REDD+ policies and measures (PaMs) set out in the National REDD+ Programme and in provincial level REDD+ action plans are expected to be consistent with or complement the objectives of Viet Nam’s key national forest programmes and their guiding principles (which include rational use of natural resources), as required by the Constitution, as well as the objectives of relevant international conventions and agreements.

In Viet Nam, the actions referred to under Safeguard A are defined as the specific PaMs taken by the Government of Viet Nam during the implementation of the overall REDD+ activities, consistent with UNFCCC Decision 1/CP.16 paragraph 70. Priority PaMs for the country as a whole are defined in the revised National REDD+ Programme (NRAP) approved in 2017[1]. Priority PaMs for specific provinces are defined in Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAPs).

Currently, the three most significant national forest programmes in force in Viet Nam are the Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2006-2020[2], the Forest Protection and Development Plan for the period 2011-2020[3], and the National Target Programme for Sustainable Forest Development for the period 2016-2020[3].The objectives of these three national forest are presented below. The overall goal and objectives of the National REDD+ Programme (2017)[1] are also presented.

 

[1] NRAP 2017, Decision No 419/QD-TTg dated 5/4/2017.

Vietnamese version:

http://vietnam-redd.org/Upload/Download/File/QD419_NRAP_2030_1923.pdf;

English version:

http://vietnam-redd.org/Upload/CMS/Content/Library-GovernmentDocuments/419%20NRAP%202030%20En.pdf

[2] Forestry Development Strategy for the period 2006-2020

[3] Forest Protection and Development Plan for the period 2011-2020

[4] National Target Programme for Sustainable Forest Development for the period 2016-2020