REDD+ Proposals From DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal Approved by Carbon Fund

Apr 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Financing, International Agencies, News, REDD+

Kinshasa-Gombe_from_CCICv2-340x255Participants from 11 public and private funds will support Emission Reduction Program Idea Notes (ER-PINs) in the selected countries.

The DRC is aiming to tackle deforestation in its capital, Kinshasa (pictured right), where the forest has come under increasing pressure from demand for charcoal, timber and food from a growing population.

The DRC proposed a model provincial green development programme that would seek to maintain the area’s forest cover while promoting climate change mitigation, poverty reduction, natural resource conservation and biodiversity protection.

Ghana’s ‘Cocoa Forest Mosaic Landscape’ programme aims to reduce degradation and deforestation while fostering a more sustainable, climate-smart cocoa industry and landscape management.

Nepal is targeting carbon emissions reduction and biodiversity conservation through a programme that will build on the success of Nepal’s existing community-based forest management (CBFM).

Mexico’s proposal focuses on states with high rates of net deforestation while building on the country’s current system for community-level forest management.

The proposal includes benefit sharing arrangements; local community decision-making on forest and natural resources management; and regional level planning.

The proposals all outline political commitment and support for the ER-PINs and discuss existing national policies. Chile, the Republic of the Congo and Peru also presented proposals at the meeting, which can be considered at the next meeting.

CF9 took place in Brussels, Belgium from 9-11 April. The meeting also assessed progress made in meeting the Fund’s objectives and considered updates to the pricing approach.

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