Lessons Learned Viet Nam UN-REDD Programme Phase 1
This report outlines the lessons that have been learned by a range of different stakeholders in Viet Nam, as a result of their involvement in different activities and discussions during Phase 1 of the Programme. They demonstrate a widespread appreciation of the inclusive nature of REDD+ discussions but also some persistent misunderstandings about the nature of REDD+, its likely benefits, and its limitations.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Training and Awareness Raising Activities of the UN-REDD Programme in Vietnam (2009-2011)
This report presents the main findings, conclusions and recommendations from an assessment of the effectiveness of Training and Awareness Raising (T&AR) implemented by the UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme between October 2009 and December 2011. The assessment itself was carried out between December 2011 and April 2012.
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...
Code REDD Solution - How REDD Works Animation
Code REDD is an emergency action campaign to save the world's threatened forests by connecting corporations looking to offset their carbon footprint with verified emissions reductions from REDD+ projects. This video explains the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation initiative, UN Code REDD's mission and how companies and individuals can get involved in forest protection, including through carbon offsetting.
REDD, forest governance and rural livelihoods: The emerging agenda
Regardless of whether REDD is incorporated into a 2012 post-Kyoto Protocol UN agreement, REDD-type programmes are essential if the world is to address climate change. As attention turns to how to translate REDD into action on the ground, it is widely recognised that if programmes are to benefit forest communities, they will need to ensure that: incentives address relevant drivers of deforestation; benefits are equitably distributed; meaningful political participation of forest communities is...
REDD Experiences in Latin America: Lessons Learned at the Project Level
This report examines Peru's approach to tropical forest management, concentrating on the case of brazil nut harvesters and the success of the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park protected areas. Each is examined in terms of project activity, legal issues, additionality and markets. The report concludes that the Government must focus on creating the conditions to allow small landowners to access REDD opportunities, to monitor leakage and ensure that baseline...
Conserve or convert? Pan-tropical modeling of REDD–bioenergy competition
The land competition between tropical bioenergy plantations and payments for forest carbon conservation (e.g., through an international scheme for Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, REDD+) is modeled using spatially explicit data on biofuel feedstock (oil palm and sugar cane) suitability and forest biomass carbon stocks. The results show that a price on the (avoided) carbon emissions from deforestation at the same level as those from fossil fuel use makes clearing...
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Systemic Conservation, REDD, and the Future of the Amazon Basin
In a new article, “Systemic Conservation, REDD, and the Future of the Amazon Basin”, three scientists (Daniel Nepstad, David McGrath, Britaldo Soares Filho) with six decades of experience studying the Amazon region present a retrospective of the last six years and two plausible scenarios for the Amazon region in 2020. In a scenario of “accelerated frontier expansion”, the gains of the last six years are lost, deforestation rates go up, a widespread forest dieback sets in through a...
Safeguards and Standards for Pro-Poor REDD
PFM can provide positive lessons to help get REDD+ right, eg. on rights, institutions, income generation and sharing. Over 15 years of lessons from Tanzania and other regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America) will be shared to better understand how REDD+ can be cost effective and pro-poor.