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.
National Programme Document - Ecuador
Ecuador has approximately 10 million hectares of diverse forest types covering approximately 55% of the country. According to 2000 data, an estimated 198,000 hectares of forest are lost every year. In order to reverse this forest loss, the Government of Ecuador (GoE) has made reducing the deforestation rate a priority of the National Plan for Good Living (2009-2013). To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Environment is implementing a series of initiatives to reduce deforestation in the...
REDD+ en Ecuador: Una Oportunidad para Mitigar el Cambio Climático y Contribuir a la Gestión Sostenible de los Bosques
El Ministerio del Ambiente, junto con EcoDecisión, Conservación Internacional Ecuador y la GIZ, ha desarrollado el primer libro con información oficial sobre el mecanismo REDD+. El objetivo del libro es informar sobre el mecanismo REDD+ y el proceso que lleva adelante el Ministerio del Ambiente en preparar al país para la implementación futura de REDD+. El libro cuenta con seis capítulos que abordan temas clave relacionados al mecanismo REDD+ incluyendo los conceptos de cambio...
Proceso de Preparación para REDD-plus en Ecuador
Resumen de los co-presidentes de TFDacerca de un diálogo internacional sobrela preparación para REDD-plus, realizadoen Ecuador en Junio de 2010.
REDD+ Realities: lessons from the past and ongoing readiness processes
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.
Cameroon. An Overview from the REDD Countries Database
Cameroon is a high forest cover country, with around 42% of the total land area (equivalent to 20 million ha) covered in forest - 75% of which is dense forest. Cameroon also has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Congo Basin; according to the FAO the annual average deforestation rate in Cameroon is around 1% per year equivalent to a loss of around 200,000 ha per year.Cameroon has been engaged in international negotiations on REDD since 2005 and is an active member of the ...
Vietnam. An Overview from the REDD Countries Database
In 2010 Vietnam had around 44% forest cover, more than a 50% increase since 1990 when forest cover was less than 30%. Despite an overall increase in forest area over recent years various regions of Vietnam still have high rates of deforestation and forest degradation, and fragmentation is occurring throughout the remaining natural forests. There has been considerable work undertaken in Vietnam to get ready for REDD, and the country is advancing across many areas.Vietnam is currently in the...
Brazil. An Overview from the REDD Countries Database
At just over 519 million hectares, Brazil has the largest remaining area of tropical forest in the world. The Brazilian Amazon covers an area of 41o million hectares, accounting for 48% of the country’s total area. Although Brazil has several other large forest biomes including the Atlantic Forest, the “Cerrado” (savannah), the “Caatinga” (common vegetation in arid zones), the Brazilian Amazon is often used as a proxy for Brazil’s tropical forests. The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian...