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12 April 2018
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Integrated analyses for a REDD+ strategy in Nigeria with focus on Cross River State

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Report on private sector engagement status in REDD+ and recommendations

Nigeria's forests, which currently extend over 9.6 million hectares, have been rapidly declining over the past decades. The current deforestation rate, estimated at 3.7%, is one of the highest in the world.  The REDD+ Strategy for Nigeria intends to enhance the value of standing forests and to incentivize sustainable forest management through a multi-stakeholder approach and a green development perspective

 

11 April 2018
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Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Nigeria: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics (Full report)

uploaded by Griet Dierckxsens

The purpose of this study is to analyse the economic value of Nigeria’s forest resources, where possible, placing added focus on resources found in the CRS, and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems. 

28 March 2018
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Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Nigeria: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics (Ex summary)

uploaded by Griet Dierckxsens

The purpose of this study is to analyze the economic value of Nigeria’s forest resources and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems. The results show a rapid and severe rate of deforestation, results from a range of cumulative effects fundamentally driven by the immediate availability of woody biomass in the form of timber, fuelwood and construction timber; and the opportunity to acquire land for significantly higher agricultural returns. Together, these drivers comprise a considerable economic incentive for deforestation.

The total value of forest ecosystem services based on valuations done between 2000 and 2015 is approximately 1,000,000 Naira/ha. Although value is derived through forest use, the unsustainable exploitation thereof and subsequent deforestation results in a net loss to the economy of Nigeria. 

These losses will continue for as long as there is a disconnect between the cost-benefit decisions made by land holders, users and other indirect role players, where the net benefit of deforestation is highly positive; and the cost-benefit ratio at a national scale, which, as demonstrated above, is highly negative.

Thus, to address the unique deforestation challenges faced by Nigeria, this study not only uses accounting and valuation of natural capital, but also makes significant progress towards designing and testing policy instruments that goes to the heart of the country’s deforestation problem

The analysis shows that the contribution of forests to the economy of Nigeria is underestimated in the national accounts.

Furthermore, the study demonstrates three economic policy instruments that seek to incentivise landholders to pursue sustainable forest management. These proposed policy options are not intended to be a comprehensive final set of options for Nigeria, but are rather used to demonstrate how these options could work, what they would cost, to what extent they would curb deforestation and what the relative costs and benefits to the economy of Nigeria would behe three preliminary policy options tested are: (i) Carbon trade; (ii) Certified plantation forestry and (iii) Agroforestry.

08 March 2018
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Infobrief Nigeria UN-REDD strategy

uploaded by Griet Dierckxsens

Nigeria has developed a Framework National REDD+ Strategy and a Cross Riverstate sub-national Strategy and is now poised for implementation of REDD+.

31 January 2017
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Using spatial analysis to explore multiple benefits from REDD+ actions in Cross River State, Nigeria (high resolution)

uploaded by Paulus Maukonen

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Low resolution available here

REDD+ is centred on the key principle that through more sustainable forest management practices, it is possible to both reduce GHG emissions produced by deforestation and by the forestry sector, and enhance the capacity of the forestry sector to act as a carbon sink. In addition, REDD+ can provide advantages to countries, such as results-based payments for each ton of carbon emissions reduced or removed, international recognition for mitigation results, and other, non-carbon benefits to the environment, economy and society. The full range of benefits that may be achieved through REDD+ are known as ‘multiple benefits’.

The goal of this study is to support the development of national and State-level REDD+ strategies in Nigeria and Cross River State that take into account the potential benefits and risks of REDD+ actions. It uses spatial analysis to explore the potential for promoting multiple benefits from selected REDD+ actions in Cross River State, as well as other REDD+ related planning factors, such as changes in forest and land cover and particular pressures on forests.

The forests of Cross River State provide essential goods and services to people within the State and beyond. In addition to their role in storing and sequestering carbon and thus contributing to the mitigation of climate change, the State’s forests support people’s livelihoods and well-being through the provision of forest products, support for an emerging ecotourism industry and a role in limiting the negative effects of soil erosion. These forests are also home to biodiversity of local and international conservation importance.

The use of spatial analysis can help to highlight the distribution of these forest values across the landscape in an accessible format. Maps can thus form a valuable input to REDD+ planning, indicating areas where the potential for promoting multiple benefits from selected REDD+ actions may be higher. Spatial analysis can also indicate where forests and their values have been affected by deforestation and degradation, and where these values may be most under threat in the future.

31 January 2017
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Using spatial analysis to explore multiple benefits from REDD+ actions in Cross River State, Nigeria (low resolution)

uploaded by Paulus Maukonen

Low resolution

High resolution version available here

REDD+ is centred on the key principle that through more sustainable forest management practices, it is possible to both reduce GHG emissions produced by deforestation and by the forestry sector, and enhance the capacity of the forestry sector to act as a carbon sink. In addition, REDD+ can provide advantages to countries, such as results-based payments for each ton of carbon emissions reduced or removed, international recognition for mitigation results, and other, non-carbon benefits to the environment, economy and society. The full range of benefits that may be achieved through REDD+ are known as ‘multiple benefits’.

The goal of this study is to support the development of national and State-level REDD+ strategies in Nigeria and Cross River State that take into account the potential benefits and risks of REDD+ actions. It uses spatial analysis to explore the potential for promoting multiple benefits from selected REDD+ actions in Cross River State, as well as other REDD+ related planning factors, such as changes in forest and land cover and particular pressures on forests.

The forests of Cross River State provide essential goods and services to people within the State and beyond. In addition to their role in storing and sequestering carbon and thus contributing to the mitigation of climate change, the State’s forests support people’s livelihoods and well-being through the provision of forest products, support for an emerging ecotourism industry and a role in limiting the negative effects of soil erosion. These forests are also home to biodiversity of local and international conservation importance.

The use of spatial analysis can help to highlight the distribution of these forest values across the landscape in an accessible format. Maps can thus form a valuable input to REDD+ planning, indicating areas where the potential for promoting multiple benefits from selected REDD+ actions may be higher. Spatial analysis can also indicate where forests and their values have been affected by deforestation and degradation, and where these values may be most under threat in the future.

20 October 2016
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Meeting Report for the Validation of the Cross River State REDD+ Risks and Benefits Analysis

uploaded by Charlotte Hicks

A meeting of the Cross River State REDD+ Technical Committee took place on 28 June 2016 in Calabar to carry out a first validation of the Risks and Benefit Analysis of planned and existing Policies and Measures (PAMs) relevant for REDD+ in the State, which has been developed by the Nigeria Safeguard Working Group during 2016. This meeting minute sets out the results of the validation by the State REDD+ Technical Committee (RTC), including recommendations and discussions.

27 May 2016
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Nigeria National Programme 2015 Annual Report (Draft)

uploaded by Dale Wilson

Nigeria National Programme 2015 Annual Report (Draft)

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