News & Updates

Friday, 10. January 2014

On-going Activities

- Developing Strategy for a FSC national standard incorporating ES & BC with FSC Policy and Standard Unit support – Vietnam
o Present new update on transfer process
o Complete ToR and recruit a expert group for developing ES indicators and build in the national standard.
o Update the changes in SDG group to FSC
o Keep update with IGIs process.

- Consultation at national and site level to select most relevant business model – Vietnam
When the result of opportunities and implementation costs assessment will be available, SNV will organise the consultation meeting to select suitable benefit models for Vietnam.

- Carrying out the site plan for getting certified
Based on the site plans, 3 month plans will be developed and implemented:
o In Quang Tri, 400 hectares of natural forest will be allocated to the communities to be better protected. In addition, resources survey and a HCVF assessment will be completed. FPIC core team will be established to carry out the FPIC process in Quang Tri and a database will set up. Finally, a training on the forest management plan for FSC+Water and soil protection will be held.
o In Huong Son, forest resources assessment and carbon monitoring will be done and a database will be set up.

- Conference/events which were/will be attended and where ForCES is represented
SNV/ForCES staffs attended in the consultation workshops on Sustainable Forest Management Standard in QuangNinh, Yen Bai, QuyNhon and Ha Noi.