Viet Nam

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Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2014

Soon releasing guiding documents for the implementation of the Biodiversity Law 2008
2011 - 2013
Raising public awareness in implementing the Biodiversity Law and improving capacity for state management agencies regarding to biodiversity at central and local levels
Promoting integration of biodiversity conservation in national, ministrial, and local plans, programmes and projects; Priorities should be given to a/ regional biodiversity planning, b/ strict implementation of EIA for infrastructure construction projects
2013 - 2014

GEF Projects

Vietnam is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Cambodia, Korea DPR, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
CF: Reducing Industry?s Carbon Footprint In South East Asia Through Compliance With a Management System for Energy (ISO 50,000) (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
CTI Strategies for Fisheries Bycatch Management International Waters 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 3,195,000 USD 6,700,000 USD
LME-EA Scaling Up Partnership Investments for Sustainable Development of the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia and their Coasts (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 43,887,000 USD 753,500,000 USD
CTI West Pacific-East Asia Oceanic Fisheries Management Project - under the Coral Triangle Initiative International Waters 2007-11-21 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,200,000 USD
East Asian Seas Region: Development and Implementation of Public Private Partnerships in Environmental Investments International Waters 2003-09-02 2009-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 808,500 USD
Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme Climate Change 2006-08-28 IA Approved 5,009,560 USD 4,525,140 USD
Livestock Waste Management in East Asia International Waters 2005-04-06 2010-12-31 Project Completion 7,700,000 USD 17,010,000 USD
National Performance Assessment and Subregional Strategic Environment Framework in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Multi Focal Area 2002-12-18 IA Approved 800,000 USD 1,600,000 USD
Mekong River Basin Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Program Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2009-11-17 Project Completion 4,534,600 USD 9,360,000 USD
Building Partnerships for the Environmental Protection and Management of the East Asian Seas International Waters 1998-11-01 2006-12-01 Project Closure 16,224,000 USD 12,321,000 USD
Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas International Waters 1993-07-01 1999-09-30 Project Closure 8,025,000 USD 3,400,000 USD
Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand International Waters 2000-11-01 2009-01-31 Project Completion 16,749,000 USD 16,399,000 USD
Climate-resilient Infrastructure in Northern Mountain Province of Vietnam Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,500,000 USD 176,960,000 USD
Developing National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Provincial Planning Biodiversity 2012-03-29 CEO Approved 909,091 USD 4,550,000 USD
SFM VIETNAM Country Program Framework for Sustainable Forest Land Management (COUNTRY PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 350,000 USD 0 USD
Hospital Waste Management Support Project POPs 2011-11-09 Council Approved 7,000,000 USD 150,000,000 USD
Demonstration of Sustainable Management of Coral Reef Resources in the Coastal Waters of Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province, Viet Nam International Waters 2008-03-05 CEO Approved 406,900 USD 528,286 USD
Introduction of BAT and BEP methodology to demonstrate reduction or elimination of unintentionally produced POPs releases from the industry in Vietnam POPs 2008-05-28 2011-07-31 Under Implementation 800,000 USD 1,590,000 USD
PCB Management Project POPs 2008-02-22 Under Implementation 7,350,000 USD 10,500,000 USD
Hanoi Urban Transport Development Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 10,150,000 USD 328,890,000 USD
Expedited Financing for Interim Measures for Capacity Building in Priority Areas (Phase II) Climate Change 2003-07-01 IA Approved 100,000 USD 0
Forest Sector Development Project Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 9,200,000 USD 65,590,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Marine Resources at Con Dao National Park Biodiversity 2003-11-10 2009-10-31 Project Completion 994,950 USD 877,850 USD
The Green Corridor Biodiversity 2003-05-21 2008-12-31 Project Completion 998,634 USD 1,062,731 USD
Enabling Activity for the Clearing House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity Biodiversity 1998-06-16 IA Approved 12,000 USD 0
Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Program Climate Change 2002-10-15 2010-06-30 Project Closure 5,716,000 USD 13,720,000 USD
Systems Efficiency Improvement, Equitization and Renewables (SEER) Project - Renewables Components Climate Change 2001-12-07 2010-12-31 Project Completion 4,850,000 USD 9,500,000 USD
Conservation Training and Biodiversity Action Plan Biodiversity 1992-01-01 IA Approved 2,999,959 USD 77,515 USD
Vietnam PARC - Creating Protected Areas for Resources Conservation (PARC) in Vietnam Using a Landscape Ecology Approach Biodiversity 1995-10-01 2004-12-01 Project Closure 6,041,000 USD 655,000 USD
UNIDO PPG 2008-11-25 909,091 USD 6,953,600 USD
IFAD MSP 2008-05-06 754,545 USD 9,000,000 USD
SFM Sustainable Forest Land Management - under the Country Program Framework for Sustainable Forest Land Management Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Cancelled 4,195,000 USD 50,000,000 USD
Building Capacity for Regionally Harmonized National Processes for Implementing CBD Provisions on Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits Biodiversity 2009-05-11 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 750,000 USD
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury POPs 2006-08-01 IA Approved 11,051,403 USD 13,544,437 USD
Stabilizing GHG Emissions from Road Transport Through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy: Regional Implementation of the Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative (GFEI) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,713,637 USD 13,460,582 USD
Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ) Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 6,363,637 USD 14,045,000 USD
GMS-FBP Greater Mekong Subregion Forests and Biodiversity Program (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 4,877,959 USD 131,896,100 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
SFM Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Peatland Forests in South-East Asia Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 4,853,144 USD 12,577,167 USD
World Bank/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia (Tranche 1, 2nd Installment) International Waters 2007-06-14 Council Approved 0 USD 80,870,000 USD
Barrier Removal to the Cost-Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL) Climate Change 2007-06-14 IA Approved 6,850,000 USD 27,354,900 USD
Implementation of Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) International Waters 2007-06-14 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 11,576,336 USD 33,374,400 USD
Development and Application of Decision-support Tools to Conserve and Sustainably use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives Biodiversity 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 2,432,770 USD 3,781,000 USD
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 USD
Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency through a Cleaner Production/Environmental Management System Framework Climate Change 2001-10-15 2005-10-31 Project Closure 950,000 USD 1,765,000 USD
Mekong River Basin Water Utilization Project International Waters 1999-05-07 2008-06-30 Project Closure 11,100,000 USD 7,200,000 USD
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS) Climate Change 1991-12-01 IA Approved 9,500,000 USD 3,500,000 USD
Economics of GHG Limitation - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-07-30 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 270,000 USD
Conservation of Critical Wetland PAs and Linked Landscapes Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 3,280,287 USD 14,625,000 USD
Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Hotspots in Vietnam POPs 2008-02-22 CEO Endorsed 5,002,273 USD 25,350,000 USD
Updating Vietnam National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs 2012-04-27 CEO Approved 225,000 USD 160,000 USD
Phasing out Incandescent Lamps through Lighting Market Transformation in Vietnam Climate Change 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 3,075,000 USD 7,750,000 USD
Implementation of Eco-industrial Park Initiative for Sustainable Industrial Zones in Vietnam Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 3,524,000 USD 14,151,000 USD
Promotion of Non-fired Brick (NFB) Production and Utilization Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 2,895,000 USD 36,080,000 USD
Wildlife Consumption: Reforming Policies and Practices to Strengthen Biodiversity Conservation Biodiversity 2010-06-25 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,350,000 USD
Coastal Cities Environment and Sanitation Project - under WB/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the LME of East Asia International Waters 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 5,350,000 USD 21,700,904 USD
Building Capacity to Eliminate POPs Pesticides Stockpiles POPs 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 4,650,800 USD 6,540,109 USD
Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2006-03-09 2010-06-01 Project Completion 997,800 USD 637,000 USD
Rural Energy II Climate Change 2004-09-27 Under Implementation 5,250,000 USD 273,840,000 USD
Integrating Watershed and Biodiversity Management in Chu Yang Sin National Parkv Biodiversity 2003-03-13 2010-05-30 Project Completion 998,000 USD 19,979,000 USD
Conservation of Pu Luong-Cuc Phuong Limestone Landscape Biodiversity 2001-04-05 2006-03-31 Project Closure 749,885 USD 556,321 USD
Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (PECSME) Climate Change 2004-09-27 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 5,799,000 USD 23,428,250 USD
In-situ Conservation of Native Landraces and their Wild Relatives in Vietnam Biodiversity 2001-09-13 2006-03-31 Project Closure 925,000 USD 2,999,430 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-03-04 IA Approved 198,500 USD 14,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Public Lighting (VEEPL) Project Climate Change 2004-05-21 2011-06-30 Project Completion 3,309,900 USD 12,383,000 USD
Making the Link: The Connection and Sustainable Management of Kon Ka Kinh and Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserves Biodiversity 2004-02-24 2010-11-30 Project Completion 899,500 USD 2,089,000 USD
Development of National Implementation Plan for Vietnam in the Process of Accession, Implementation and Enforcement of the Newly-signed Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2001-09-18 IA Approved 500,000 USD 150,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Initial Communication Related to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-11-06 2001-12-31 Project Closure 212,500 USD 50,000 USD
Hon Mun Marine Protected Area Pilot Project Biodiversity 1999-12-01 2005-11-30 Project Closure 997,447 USD 1,148,627 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Decreasing Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Border Area of Central Vietnam and Southern Laos 23 06 2010 Fully Funded fully funded ($10,086,000 USD) $10,086,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme