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Vietnam's environmental victory: World Bank awards $51 million for emission reductions

Vietnam has been recognised for its environmental achievements, securing a notable $51 million from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. This payment rewards the nation for its successful efforts in curbing deforestation and boosting reforestation, marking a significant step in its environmental initiatives.

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Vietnam stands as the first nation in the East Asia Pacific to be awarded a results-based payment for its environmental efforts by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. This innovative strategy supports nature conservation and encourages the growth of carbon markets.

With a focus on reducing carbon emissions and employing nature-based solutions, Vietnam’s initiatives led to a reduction of 10.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions from 2018 to 2019. This achievement not only surpassed the initial targets but also set a new record for the largest single payment for carbon credits within the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility framework.

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This financial boon benefits over 70,000 forest owners and more than 1,300 communities, distributed according to a transparent and participatory plan. The Vietnamese Agriculture Minister, Le Minh Hoan, highlighted this success as a significant stride towards meeting the nation's commitments under the Paris Agreement and preserving biodiversity.

The World Bank has further signalled its confidence in Vietnam’s programme by purchasing an additional million tonnes of emission reductions. This programme, pivotal in safeguarding Vietnam’s rich tropical forests, underpins the country's commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, reliant on international financial support and strategic policy implementations.

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Vietnam’s REDD+ programme, essential for maintaining national forest coverage and aiming for comprehensive decarbonisation across sectors, showcases the country's pathway to a sustainable and net-zero future. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, through its Readiness and Carbon Funds, continues to play a crucial role in supporting global REDD+ efforts, emphasising the importance of collaborative action in nature conservation and fostering sustainable development.

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Emphasising the critical role of NBS in enhancing carbon markets underscores the potential for a shift towards sustainability and environmental conservation. These efforts are vital not only for achieving ecological goals but also for catalysing the expansion of carbon markets. By investing in NBS through DGB, you can reduce your environmental impact and tap into the growing demand for carbon units, thereby making a meaningful contribution to the planet's wellbeing.

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