Safeguards Roadmap for Vietnam’s National REDD+ Action Programme published

Version 2.0 of Vietnam’s Safeguards Roadmap provides initial legal basis for a country-led safeguards approach.


SNV was invited to present its innovative project financing model with local fish smoking communities in the mangrove areas of Ghana and Cameroon’s coastal areas at the Global Estuaries Forum 2014 in France.

Participatory Subnational Planning for REDD+ and other Land Use Programmes: Methodology and Step-by-Step Guidance

The MB-REDD project, in collaboration with REAP has developed participatory planning methods for subnational REDD+ applications.

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A country-led safeguards approach: guidelines for national REDD+ programmes

Our new Guideline produced by the MB-REDD project, present a comprehensive country-led approach meeting UNFCCC and other REDD+ safeguard commitments. 

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REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP)

Our REAP programme, implemented in West Central Africa, Vietnam and Indonesia, focuses on four key components: knowledge development, building SNV capacity, contextualised solutions and partnerships for impact at scale.

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As part of the UN-REDD Programme in Vietnam, SNV has just recently piloted a Participatory Subnational Planning approach in coastal province of Binh Thuan.

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Our Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) project guided and supported the Huong Son State Forest Company to enable it to receive the FSC Certificate for Controlled Wood in Forest Ma

Striking a balance between economic and social development and environmental stewardship is always a challenge.

Award-winning mangrove protection and sustainable shrimp farming projects take center stage with four presentations.

Three hundred kilometres down the road from Cancun, and three and a half years after the UNFCCC REDD+ safeguards were agreed on the Riviera Maya, SNV’s Multiple Benefits REDD+ (

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Welcome to SNV's website on REDD+. SNV has over 40 Advisors working on REDD+ across 14 countries in Africa and Asia. The goal of the REDD+ programme is to support a REDD+ mechanism, which benefits the poor and helps to protect biodiversity.

The projects we work on include supporting the protection of forests by providing incentives for communities to manage these resources; as well as piloting and introducing REDD+ compatible solutions in those sectors driving deforestation and forest degradation, namely the Agriculture and Renewable Energy sectors. SNV established the REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP) to advance understanding of the interface between agriculture and energy use across different forest landscapes in order to support low emission, pro-poor development pathways.

Across the three sectors we are developing Knowledge Products to advance understanding, piloting landscape based interventions and scaling up impact by working with partners and through knowledge platforms. Our three banners above provide further information on our work.

Please feel free to contact us for any inquiries concerning our projects and subscribe for our newsletter here.


The USAID's Lowering Emissions In Asia's Forests (LEAF) programme recently held a carbon assessment training in Houaphanh, Lao PDR. Have a look at the training here:

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