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Payments for Forest environmental services (PFES) in Vietnam: Findings from three years of implementation

The sustainable management and protection of Vietnam’s forests and landscapes is vital for the health and well-being of its rural communities. Forests play a crucial role in protecting watersheds, preventing soil erosion, maintaining the water cycle, and fighting climate change. Timber and non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are an important source of income and nutrition. But economic development and growing demand for food, energy and wood resources are putting increasing pressure on Vietnam’s forests and landscapes. To protect these vital ecosystem services, in 2010 the Government of Vietnam became the first country in Asia to institutionalize a nationwide policy on PFES. Mandated through Government Decree No.99, the PFES policy requires users of forest environmental services to make payments to suppliers of these services. Vietnam’s payments for forest environmental services (PFES) policy aims to incentivize individuals and communities to sustainably manage and protect their forests by providing compensation for their efforts.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Vietnamese
Topics Forests and forestry
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund Address: Building A5, No. 10, Nguyen Cong Hoan Stress, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam Phone: +(84) 04 37246771 Fax: +(84) 04 37246770 Website:

Author (corporate) Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF)/ Quỹ Bảo vệ và Phát triển rừng Việt Nam (VNFF)
Co-author (coorporate) Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)/ Trung tâm nghiên cứu Lâm nghiệp quốc tế (CIFOR), Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program (CEP)/Chương trình môi trường trọng điểm (CEP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Ngân hàng Phát triển Châu Á (ADB)
Publication place Vietnam
Publisher Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Publication date 2014
Pagination 8
Keywords forest environmental services,Vietnam forest development strategy (VFDS) 2020,Dịch vụ môi trường rừng,Chiến lược phát triển Lâm nghiệp đến năm 2020
Date uploaded February 21, 2019, 09:42 (UTC)
Date modified April 15, 2019, 02:54 (UTC)