Assessing opportunity and implementation cost of forest certification for ecosystem services in Viet Nam

December 2015

This report is an output of the Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) project. The ForCES project is implemented by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vinh Tu commune, Quang Tri province and the Huong Son Forest State Company, Ha Tinh province. Funding for the ForCES project has been provided by the Global Environment Facility and the Embassy of Finland through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.

The ForCES project aims to pilot and enhance global and national environmental standards as an initial step in upgrading the successful models of FSC certification and establish these models as a market tool for a wide range of Ecosystem Services (ES) that are, presently, inadequately covered for sustainable forest management. This report provides a basis for selecting ForCES benefit and certification models that are suitable for implementation in pilot sites across Viet Nam.