Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Country Area : 1,098,581 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 54,764

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : National Programme

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: No

Approximately 50 per cent of Bolivia is covered by forests, but an estimated 330,000 hectares of forests are lost every year. The Bolivian government has been carrying out efforts to improve development strategies, plans and regulations within the environment and forestry sectors. The UN-REDD National Programme in Bolivia is supporting the country in its efforts to achieve national REDD+ readiness, in coordination with the FCPF and the German Development Cooperation.

Progress against the Warsaw Framework for  REDD+

National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)
In order to contribute to climate change mitigation, Bolivia developed the Joint Mitigation and Adaptation Mechanism for the Sustainable Management of Forests and of Mother Earth (the “Joint Mechanism”, JMA), in the framework of which the NP is being implemented. In 2015, the NP supported the JMA and its registry (project/initiatives’ database, collection and subscription) related to integrated and sustainable management of forests with a focus on climate mitigation and adaptation. Additionally, support was provided on the completion and presentation of the conceptual framework and prototype of the NFMS, integrating the information coming from various forest information systems at state level and from civil society and identifying the technical stakeholders in charge of forest monitoring by law. Additionally, the NP contributed to the completion of the 2013 forest map (which also serves as basis for the deforestation and degradation maps), worked with various stakeholders to agree upon the methodology for the land cover and land use map, supported the progress in the design of and arrangements for the web dissemination platform of the NFMS also analyzing technological, IT and human resources needs. The feasibility study for the national forest inventory is almost at completion, incorporating information from a national pilot scheme from the Department of Pando, therefore advancing towards the finalization of the methodological proposal for the inventory.


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