PRIME MINISTER
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THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence– Freedom – Happiness
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No.: 799/QD-TTg
Hanoi, 27 June, 2012
DECISION
ON APPROVAL OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PROGRAM ON REDUCTION OF GREEN-HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THROUGH EFFORTS TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION, SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES, AND CONSERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF FOREST CARBON STOCKS" 2011 - 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on the Government Organization, 25 December;
Pursuant to the Land Law, 26 November, 2003;
Pursuant to the Law on Forest Protection and December 3, 2004;
Pursuant to the Law on Environmental Protection November 29, 2005;
In accordance with Decree No. 99/2010/ND-CP September 24, 2010 of the Government's policy on payment for environmental services of forests;
In accordance with Decision No. 02 dated 05 18/2007/QD-TTg 2007 of the Prime Minister approving the strategy on forestry development in Vietnam during the period 2006 to 2020;
In compliance with Decision No. 158/QD-TTg December 2, 2008 by the Prime Minister approving the National Target Program to respond to climate change;
Pertaining to Decision No. 2139/QD-TTg December 5, 2011 of the Prime Minister on approving the National Strategy on Climate Change;
Based on Decision No. 432/QD-TTg April 12, 2012 by the Prime Minister on approving the strategy for sustainable development of Vietnam in the period 2011-2020;
Considering the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
DECIDES:
Article 1. Approving the National Action Program on "Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forest resources, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks" (hereinafter referred to as the National REDD+ Action Program), 2011 - 2020, with the following major contents:
I. PERCEPTION, OBJECTIVES, SCOPE AND TARGET OF THE PROGRAM
1. Perception
a) Climate change is emerging as a serious challenge for all humanity, deeply influencing and comprehensively changing the life of the entire global society. Vietnam attaches vital implication to the response on climate change. The implementation of the National Action Program on "Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forest resources, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks" (hereinafter referred to as the National REDD+ Action Program) is one of the important tasks defined in the National Strategy on Climate Change, reflecting the Vietnamese goodwill and utmost determination in sharing the effort and concern of global community to preserve the earth climate system.
b) The National REDD+ Action Program is designed in compliance with policies and laws of Vietnam, and consistent to the provisions of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and relevant treaties and international conventions Vietnam has joined;