|Forest area in Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province__Photo: VNA|
Vietnam will closely manage natural forests, and gradually deal with forest and land degradation by 2025, according to Decision No. 993 dated August 24, on the national plan for implementation of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use.
The plan targets that the area of downgraded natural forests restored and upgraded in the country will be 10 percent by 2025, and 20 percent by 2030. Meanwhile, the area certified for sustainable forest management is expected to reach 0.5 million hectares by 2025, and 1 million hectares by 2030.
The country will perfect mechanisms and policies to promote sustainability in agro-forestry production and consumption, and raise resilience of forest land to climate change.
Efforts will be made to advance rural livelihoods by empowering the community, consolidating the land management system and improving the multi-purpose management of forests.
According to lawmakers, the national plan is issued to realize goals of sustainable agricultural and rural development, greenhouse gas emission reduction, climate change response, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, and transition to a green economy and a circular economy. It also aims to promote the access to and efficient use of domestic and international financial resources, as well as public-private partnership in agro-forestry production, and sustainable forest management, and support local residents, especially ethnic minority groups.- (VLLF)