27 March 2015
An action programme reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD +) for the 2015-2020 period in Lam Dong set a target to cut greenhouse gases by 27 percent by 2020, equalling 2,056,277 tonnes of CO2 per year.
REDD+, which officially began in the Central Highlands province on March 22, is worth some 1.75 trillion VND (81.5 million USD), and is aiming to curb deforestation and forest degradation, devise sustainable forest management and conservation initiatives and improve local livelihoods.
Lam Dong will focus on building its capacity and has planned a series of measures to reduce its carbon dioxide volume.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved REDD+ as a national action programme in July 2012 with the initial participation of eight provinces. Another seven have since joined.
After the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien, Lam Dong is the second province to complete its provincial REDD+ action plan nationwide.
See blurb here.