Resumo das Atividades
There are numerous ongoing and planned national, sub-national and project level REDD+ activities in Laos. Larger programs involved in a range of REDD-readiness activities include the Forest Investment Program (FIP), the Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD) Program, REDD components of the Sustainable Forestry and Rural Development Project (SUFORD), the Participatory Land and Forest Management Project (PA REDD), the Forest Information Management (FIM) Program, the Forest Preservation Program (FPP), the Forestry Sector Capacity Development Project (FSCAP), the FCPF R-PP implementation, the FAO program “Linking communities in South-East Asia to forestry-related voluntary carbon markets”, and the Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program.
At the sub-national level, there is a Grassroots Capacity Building Program by RECOFTC, a project “Promoting Rights-Based, Equitable Pro-Poor REDD Strategies” by GAPE, one AR project in the CDM pipeline, and numerous REDD+ feasibility studies and pilots being initiated by various donor programs (CliPAD, PA REDD, SUFORD, LEAF and FIP), NGOs (WCS and WWF) and the private sector (New Chip Xeng Co., Vangveun Trading Co., Prime Invest Co., Stora Enso, Oji Lao Plantation Forest Co. and others). Some of the REDD+ projects plan to register under available voluntary carbon standards. SNV, CliPAD and SUFORD plan to support provincial-level emissions reductions as well. Research activities into various aspects of REDD are ongoing under the I-REDD+ project, other projects at NAFRI and NUOL, and through miscellaneous consultant and student projects.