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19 June 2015
English

Full report: Carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa - Assessment for REDD+

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

The assessment finds that the mangroves of Central Africa which are found in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, could be amongst the most carbon-rich ecosystems in the world. Each hectare of cleared pristine mangrove is estimated to release 1,299 tonnes of C02 per year. However, until mangroves are included in the national definition of forests, many countries will be unable to access carbon incentives, improved governance, jobs and a range of other benefits under the global REDD+ programme. 

 

19 June 2015
Spanish

Resumen Ejecutivo: Los depósitos de carbono y los múltiples beneficios de los manglares de África Central - Evaluación para REDD +

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

En el informe se confirma que los manglares son uno de los ecosistemas más ricos en carbono del planeta y se proporcionan las bases para su gestión, conservación y recuperación sostenibles. Asimismo, se subraya su gran valor ecológico y económico y las amenazas que se ciernen sobre la región. En el documento se insta a elaborar una definición nacional de los bosques que incluya explícitamente a los manglares a los países que todavía no dispongan de ella, con el objeto de allanar el camino para que estos ecosistemas puedan incluirse en las estrategias nacionales para la reducción de emisiones debidas a la deforestación y la degradación forestal (REDD+). Más allá de las posibilidades de conseguir financiación adicional, la iniciativa REDD+ puede catalizar la acción para proteger los manglares mediante un diálogo más intenso entre las diversas partes interesadas y un marco de políticas integrales y enfoques multisectoriales con el que hacer frente a los factores desencadenantes de la deforestación.

 

13 May 2015
English

Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on REDD+

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

This Resource Guide for Advanced Learning is organized into two parts. Part I provides basic orientation for readers, including a brief introduction to the subject area and an outline of the specific learning topics to be covered. Part II lists available written learning resources as well as a number of training courses currently being offered, organized by learning topic.

The Guide is available in both PDF format, as well as an interactive online format

 

19 February 2013
English

Governing the Forests: An Institutional Analysis of REDD+ and Community Forest Management in Asia

uploaded by Tim Cadman


ITTO and UNU-IAS, February 2013 | ISBN: ISBN 978-92-808-4542-6

This report aims to serve as a useful reference for policymakers, professionals and practitioners as they work to promote REDD+ in ways that tackle climate change and biodiversity loss but also respect concerns and listen to the voice of local stakeholders. It presents a background on REDD+, explores ways to link REDD+ to community forestry, and provides lessons learned and recommendations.

The report explores case studies from Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, focusing on successful examples of forest-based climate change mitigation at the community level, and the role of public-private partnerships for community forestry and REDD+. Each presents a different system of forest governance, with varying degrees of community management and success. In reviewing the case studies, the authors conclude that local systems will be a key to the successful outcome of any global efforts for carbon payment schemes in developing countries. Linking community forestry and REDD+ can deliver multiple benefits from climate change mitigation and adaptation, livelihood development and strengthened sustainable forest management (SFM). Criteria for success identified in the report include: linking community forests to international regimes, including those aimed at addressing climate change, promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, as well as building strong local institutions for forest management; connecting carbon management to local forest management practices and economic activities; establishing community benefit sharing; and clarifying land tenure and resource use rights. The report also emphasizes the importance of strong monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, not only as it relates to carbon accounting and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, but also with regard to the participation of interested parties in decisions regarding the sharing of benefits arising from payments for ecosystem services, and overall forest management.

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