Bhutan

Country Area : 38,394 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 2,754

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Targeted support

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: No

Bhutan continued to receive support in REDD+ readiness development on monitoring, reporting and verification, stakeholder engagement, development of a national REDD+ strategy and safeguards. The momentum built by the UN-REDD Programme then fed into an FCPFsupported workstream, which started at the end of 2015.

PROGRESS AGAINST THE WARSAW FRAMEWORK FOR REDD+

National REDD+ Strategy/Action Plan (NS/AP): The national REDD+ strategy development process currently supported by the FCPF has built on Bhutan’s achievements in stakeholder engagement by replicating the consultation and participation process used to develop the country’s REDD+ Corruption Risk Assessment and its Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Guidelines. The results contributed to recommendations on the potential contribution of community forestry groups to the implementation of the REDD+ strategy.

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS): The country advanced with its analysis of national forestry inventory data with FCPF-funded technical support and training for the Forest Research and Monitoring Division (FRMD). This added to UN-REDD Programme capacity building on the NFMS in 2015. This was based on the country’s enhanced technical capacity and implementation of a NFMS action plan in 2015 through UN-REDD Programme support.

Safeguard Information System (SIS): UN-REDD Programme support helped strengthen the capacity on safeguards, enabling benefits and risk analysis of policies and measures, as well as a study of existing policies, laws and regulations. The technical working group on safeguards is fully operational and the roadmap for Bhutan’s approach to safeguards was validated by stakeholders in 2016.

(Update Annual Report 2016)

 

 

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Regional Programme Officer, Food and Agriculture Organizaton of the United Nations (FAO)
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Regional Technical Specialist in Stakeholder Engagement Focus area: Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)
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Regional Technical Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (PNUD)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 448,250
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
1  
Date of Request 27.02.2012
Date of Approval 10.07.2012
Implementation Period (Months) 17
Status Completed
 
Amount Requested US$ 105,000
Amount Approved US$ 103,250
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
UNDP
UNEP
 
MRV and Monitoring
Governance
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Department of Forestry and Park Services.

Description: 

  1. National REDD+ strategy formalized with incorporation of actions:

    1.  Effective MRV system established.

    2.  Risks of corruption mitigated.

    3.  A fair, transparent and efficient REDD+ compliant Benefit Distribution System (BDS) ensured.

    4.  Multiple benefits captured.


#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
2  
Date of Request 24.01.2014
Date of Approval 28.02.2014
Implementation Period (Months) 11
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 245,000
Amount Approved US$ 245,000
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
UNDP
UNEP
 
MRV and Monitoring
Governance
Stakeholder Engagement
Safeguards and Multiple Benefits

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Department of Forests and Park Services

Description: 

  1.  Benefit Distribution System and Anti-corruption measures documents finalized.
  2.  Stakeholder participation plan prepared.
  3.  A nationally appropriate approach to ensure social and environmental safeguards developed.
  4.  Capacity built of REDD+ focal office and other stakeholders.
  5.  National Forest Monitoring System-Action Plan developed as per the template provided by the UN REDD programme.

#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
3  
Date of Request 09.03.2015
Date of Approval 21.04.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 9
Status Under Implementation
 
Amount Requested US$ 100,000
Amount Approved US$ 100,000
UN Agency Providing Support
FAO
 
MRV and Monitoring

Timeline: 

Lead National Institution: Department of Forests and Park Services.

Description: 

  1. Enhanced capacity for Bhutan to complete a National Forest Inventory as part of a NFMS.

 

2. Capacity building on FREL/FRL. Satellite Land monitoring System (SLMS), and GHG inventory for the LULUCF Sector.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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