In 2010 Vietnam had
around 44% forest cover, more than a 50% increase since 1990 when forest cover
was less than 30%. Despite an overall increase in forest area over recent years various
regions of Vietnam
still have high rates of deforestation and forest degradation, and
fragmentation is occurring throughout the remaining natural forests. There
has been considerable work undertaken in Vietnam to get ready for REDD, and
the country is advancing across many areas.
Vietnam is currently in the implementation phase of the UN-REDD programme and has received USD 4.38...