Assessment of land use, forest policy and governance in Cambodia
The purpose of this assessment is to assist identification of key drivers of deforestation and/or forest degradation in Cambodia and review past efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, in order to identify promising approaches for the national REDD Strategy. The report focuses on drivers of deforestation and degradation and additional components covered under REDD+, i.e. conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon stocks, other than in the...
Communities Must See the Plus in REDD-plus: REDD-plus demonstration projects are providing important lessons for a REDD-plus framework in Cambodia that works for communities
This report presents the outcomes of the Cambodia REDD-plus readiness field dialogue. Chapter 2 captures the context and status of REDD-plus readiness in Cambodia, building on material prepared for the dialogue and presentations made during it. Chapter 3 highlights lessons learned from international and local experiences. Chapter 4 explores the key challenges and ways forward for REDD-plus readiness in Cambodia, as identified by participants.
REDD and Poverty in Cambodia
Notwithstanding progress both nationally and locally, there is not yet evidence of sufficient support either internationally or nationally for REDD to effectively neutralise either the top-down or the bottom-up drivers of deforestation in Cambodia. This report reviews official documents and research reports over the 2009-2012 period, supplemented by field visits in 2010 and 2011, in order to summarise lessons learned from Cambodia’s early engagement with REDD from the viewpoint of poverty...
The illegal trade in timber and timber products in the Asia-Pacific region
This report examines the scale of the illegal timber trade in the Asia-Pacific region, encompassing the processes and current trends in logging, sourcing, trafficking, manufacturing, importing and consumption of illegal timber and timber products. Assessments of countries' timber resources, extent of illegal logging, policies and legislation, and enforcement initiatives show the efficacy of local, regional, national and international legislative frameworks and actions to suppress illegal trade.
COMMUNITY FORESTRY REDD PROJECT: ODDAR MEANCHEY, CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s Forestry Administration (FA), alongwith Pact and Terra Global Capital have recently developed the first Cambodian Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) carbon offset project. The project involves 13 community forestry (CF) groups, comprised of 58 villages, which protect 67,783 hectares of forest land in the Northwestern province of Oddar Meanchey. The project will be one of the first to use a new methodology and be submitted under both the Voluntary Carbon...
Cambodia REDD+ Capacity Building Services Assessment
Building capacity for developing and implementing a REDD+ mechanism is a key component of REDD+ readiness processes that have been underway for over three years. Backed by substantive funding from a large number of organizations, government agencies, and individuals, a multitude of organizations are conducting awareness raising and training activities in all REDD+ nations. The massive increase in capacity building activities during a rather short period begs the question of...
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Climate Change for Forest Policy-Makers
This publication is the outcome of a process initiated in 2009 with a series of national stakeholder workshops, aiming to support countries in the process of integrating climate change into their national forest programmes (NFPs). FAO and the NFP Facility thank the participants and the people who supported these workshops in Tanzania, Cambodia, Paraguay and South Africa.
Estimating Reference Emission Level and Project Emission Level for REDD Projects in Tropical Forests
The REDD scheme of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is a carbon-based compensation for projects that resulted in reducing carbon emissions or enhancing carbon sinks or both in tropical forests. However, estimating such emissions and sinks remains challenging, and thus making it impossible to estimate carbon revenues from managing tropical forests. Here, we estimated the reduced emissions and sinks by developing models for setting Reference Emission Level (REL) and...