Country: Multinational Cooperation
December 2013 – December 2017
The programme aims to:
- improve the frame conditions for socially and ecologically oriented REDD+ Readiness in the eastern Himalayan region
- lay the groundwork for participating countries to further develop REDD+ and simultaneously expand ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change
- support capacity building and training, technical and organisational advice, and the development of methods for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon storage
The international negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the REDD+ structure are ongoing. At the same time, many countries already have REDD readiness projects in place in order to establish the political, institutional and technical frameworks for REDD+ implementation. In the Himalayas, national forest authorities and forest user groups are not yet able to effectively implement REDD+ projects. Transparent and effective incentives for national and subnational forestry actors to invest in REDD+ need to be established while coordination at the regional intergovernmental level, especially in the area of measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) and in the identification of potential leakages, needs to be improved.
The regional programme ‘REDD+ Himalayas’ is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).