REDD+ politics in the media

A case study from Vietnam

Thuy Thu Pham, Monica Di Gregorio, Maria Brockhaus

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Abstract

Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) is an international effort to create financial value for the carbon stored in
forests, offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from land uses. Vietnam is engaged in the international REDD+ debate
and is a partner to numerous multi- and bilateral agreements. Different actors have diverse interests in the REDD+ agenda, and in Vietnam, even
though an authoritarian state, different views exist on what REDD+ should achieve. Through the analysis of media articles this study intends
to understand how public debates on REDD+ are framed in the Vietnamese policy domain and how actors use the media to promote their interests.
Reporting about a diversity of actors and interests, in particular related to expressions of equity concerns in media frames could reflect a
growing inclusive political space. Our findings show that while state actors dominate REDD+ media frames, some limited space is present for
non-state actors’ interests, but equity issue discussed still reflect predominantly state mediated concerns. However, caution is still required due
to the limitations these findings come with.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Forestry Review
Volume19
Issue numberS1
Pages (from-to)69-80
ISSN1465-5489
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Bibliographical note

Special Issue: Shifting global development discourses - Implications for forests and livelihoods ( Vol. 19, Supplement 1, December 2017)

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • 511 Economics

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Thu Pham, Thuy ; Di Gregorio, Monica ; Brockhaus, Maria. / REDD+ politics in the media : A case study from Vietnam. In: International Forestry Review. 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. S1. pp. 69-80.
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REDD+ politics in the media : A case study from Vietnam. / Thu Pham, Thuy; Di Gregorio, Monica; Brockhaus, Maria.

In: International Forestry Review, Vol. 19, No. S1, 06.2017, p. 69-80.

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