Plans and policies summary
While a national plan for REDD in Cameroon has not yet been elaborated, this process is expected to start soon under the World Bank FCPF Readiness Programme. Under the FCPF process Cameroon is planning to select a consulting bureau to support the government in its development of the Readiness Preparation Plan (R-PP). Cameroon’s main objectives for REDD are expressed in its 2009 position paper (MINEP, 2009). In this paper, Cameroon defends a REDD mechanism with two phases using two funding types - both funds and markets, a historical reference level with development adjustment factors and both national and sub-national implementation. Beyond the national plan, which is still to be defined, Cameroon’s forest and environment laws have been translated into different policies including the National Plan of Environmental Management (PNGE), the Forest Environment Sector Programme (PSFE) and the Zoning Plan that clearly expresses the orientation towards sustainable forest management (SFM). The FESP is the most tangible indication of Cameroon’s efforts to conserve forests and biodiversity. Established in 2004, it is divided into five components: Regulation and environment information management; Production forest management; Protected area and wildlife management; Community forest resources management; and Institutional strengthening, training and research.
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE PROTECTION. 2009. Position camerounaise sur les discussions internationales concernant le changement climatique.