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07 March 2018
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Improving efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing in Kenya- a viable REDD+ policy and measures (full report)

uploaded by Griet Ingrid Dierckxsens

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

 Kenya’s constitution has set a minimum national tree cover target of 10%. Additionally, the country has demonstrated sustained commitment to anchoring REDD+  in its national policy framework and development strategy. In this context, Kenya is in the process of identifying the best ways to address the direct and indirect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Both timber and fuelwood demand are increasing and the challenge ahead is to help public and private plantations to meet future demand in a sustainable way, by reducing the quantity of non-renewable biomass used to bridge the demand shortfall. According to the Kenyan Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), the lack of security of timber supply to the sawmilling is a key indirect driver of deforestation and forest degradation ) as it may contribute to encroachment in forests not destined for timber production. Sustainable utilization of wood resources, including but not limited to enhanced efficiency in processing, is one way for Kenya to potentially achieve a reduction or removal of emissions and hence REDD+ results.

To this end, cost estimates and emissions reduction potential were undertaken in various wood and charcoal related sectors because although wood is a renewable material, it becomes non-renewable when the harvesting rates exceed the ecosystem’s production capacity. And the proportion of biomass used that is not renewable, (fNRB), was a key parameter to estimate the potential emission reductions from deforestation and forest degradation of each of the researched sectors.

01 August 2016
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Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits

uploaded by Paulus Maukonen

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Low resolution (~4mb) version available here.

High resolution version (~32mb) available here.

REDD+ can contribute to more policy goals than to climate change mitigation alone. The priority of the Government of Kenya is to implement environmentally and socially sustainable land-use and forest policies. All REDD+ activities will be designed with a focus on additional benefits such as improving biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of forest dependent peoples.

The Government of Kenya has identified a need for better access to comprehensive spatial data and maps on natural vegetation and land use, the biodiversity in relevant ecosystems, the ecosystem services provided by forest, and the geographical patterns of deforestation, forest degradation and their drivers. This information can inform spatial planning and design of REDD+ strategy options.

The purpose of this report is to support REDD+ planning in Kenya through the development of maps on the distribution of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, potential additional benefits of implementing REDD+ activities, and different implementation possibilities for REDD+ strategy options.

 

Maukonen, P., Runsten, L., Thorley, J., Gichu, A., Akombo, R. and Miles, L. (2016). Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits. Prepared on behalf of the UN-REDD Programme, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC.

01 August 2016
English

Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits (low resolution)

uploaded by Paulus Maukonen

Low resolution

High resolution version (~32mb) available here.

Very high resolution version (~115mb) available here.

REDD+ can contribute to more policy goals than to climate change mitigation alone. The priority of the Government of Kenya is to implement environmentally and socially sustainable land-use and forest policies. All REDD+ activities will be designed with a focus on additional benefits such as improving biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of forest dependent peoples.

The Government of Kenya has identified a need for better access to comprehensive spatial data and maps on natural vegetation and land use, the biodiversity in relevant ecosystems, the ecosystem services provided by forest, and the geographical patterns of deforestation, forest degradation and their drivers. This information can inform spatial planning and design of REDD+ strategy options.

The purpose of this report is to support REDD+ planning in Kenya through the development of maps on the distribution of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, potential additional benefits of implementing REDD+ activities, and different implementation possibilities for REDD+ strategy options.

 

Maukonen, P., Runsten, L., Thorley, J., Gichu, A., Akombo, R. and Miles, L. (2016). Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits. Prepared on behalf of the UN-REDD Programme, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC.

29 June 2016
English

Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits

uploaded by Miriam Guth

High resolution.

Low resolution version (~4mb) available here.

Very high resolution version (~115mb) available here.

REDD+ can contribute to more policy goals than to climate change mitigation alone. The priority of the Government of Kenya is to implement environmentally and socially sustainable land-use and forest policies. All REDD+ activities will be designed with a focus on additional benefits such as improving biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of forest dependent peoples.

The Government of Kenya has identified a need for better access to comprehensive spatial data and maps on natural vegetation and land use, the biodiversity in relevant ecosystems, the ecosystem services provided by forest, and the geographical patterns of deforestation, forest degradation and their drivers. This information can inform spatial planning and design of REDD+ strategy options.

The purpose of this report is to support REDD+ planning in Kenya through the development of maps on the distribution of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, potential additional benefits of implementing REDD+ activities, and different implementation possibilities for REDD+ strategy options.

Maukonen, P., Runsten, L., Thorley, J., Gichu, A., Akombo, R. and Miles, L. (2016). Mapping to support land-use planning for REDD+ in Kenya: securing additional benefits. Prepared on behalf of the UN-REDD Programme, Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC.

08 September 2015
French

Le rôle des forêts dans la transformation vers une économie verte en Afrique

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

 

Ce rapport présente une analyse du rôle des forêts d'Afrique dans l'avenir des économies vertes du continent. Il dénonce des réalités sombres et problématiques pour les populations, les marchés et les écosystèmes d'Afrique du fait de la déforestation et de la dégradation constantes des forêts. Toutefois, il offre aussi un aperçu du potentiel positif des forêts alors que les pays s'orientent vers des économies vertes durables et efficaces dans l'utilisation qu'elles font des ressources.

S'appuyant sur des études de cas issues de l'Afrique du Sud, du Cameroun, de l'Éthiopie, du Ghana, du Kenya et du Mozambique, ce rapport se penche sur les succès et les échecs, les obstacles et les opportunités pour les forêts d'Afrique. Il en ressort clairement que la prise de décisions démocratique et le leadership local sont cruciaux pour tirer des avantages durables de ce capital naturel. L'accès au financement et à des investissements verts sera aussi impératif.

Les décideurs feraient bien de s'inspirer des prescriptions rationnelles de ce rapport pour lier la planification REDD+ à une économie verte et à des
investissements durables. Dans bien des pays, la transformation vers une économie verte durable sera tributaire d'un développement des forêts résolument tourné vers l'avenir – ces forêts qui sont l'un des écosystèmes les plus importants et les plus riches d'Afrique.

 

08 September 2015
English

The role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

This report provides an analysis of the role of Africa’s forests in the continent’s future green economies. The report points to stark, problematic realities for people of Africa, markets and ecosystems from continuing deforestation and forest degradation. It also offers a glimpse of the positive potential of forests as countries shift toward resource-efficient and sustainable green economies.


Drawing on cases studies from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa, this report looks at successes and failures, obstacles and opportunities for forests in Africa. What is clear is that democratic decision-making and local leadership are crucial to enjoy sustainable benefits of this natural capital. Access to financing and green investment will also be imperative.


Policymakers would do well to draw on this report’s recommendations for linking REDD+ planning with a green economy and sustainable investments. The transformation to a sustainable green economy in many countries will depend on the forward-looking sustainable management of forests - one of Africa’s most bountiful and important ecosystems.

 

03 September 2015
English

PES incentives for smallholders to avoid deforestation: lessons learned and factors for success

uploaded by Chloe-Mae Kilby

 

A review for the SHARP partnership of 28 documented PES projects that have involved working with smallholders in tropical forest countries to protect watersheds, conserve biodiversity and minimise deforestation. The report provides a useful inventory of smallholder-focused projects and offers a close look at the design and outcome of seven case studies in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia. The authors ask what lessons can be learned for future PES schemes but also for other smallholder-oriented initiatives. http://www.sharp-partnership.org/updates/lessons-learned-from-smallholder-payment-schemes

 

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