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06 August 2018
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12 April 2018
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Integrated analyses for a REDD+ strategy in Nigeria with focus on Cross River State

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Report on private sector engagement status in REDD+ and recommendations

Nigeria's forests, which currently extend over 9.6 million hectares, have been rapidly declining over the past decades. The current deforestation rate, estimated at 3.7%, is one of the highest in the world.  The REDD+ Strategy for Nigeria intends to enhance the value of standing forests and to incentivize sustainable forest management through a multi-stakeholder approach and a green development perspective

 

28 March 2018
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Forestry and Macroeconomic Accounts of Nigeria: The Importance of Linking Ecosystem Services to Macroeconomics (Ex summary)

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the economic value of Nigeria’s forest resources and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems. The results show a rapid and severe rate of deforestation, results from a range of cumulative effects fundamentally driven by the immediate availability of woody biomass in the form of timber, fuelwood and construction timber; and the opportunity to acquire land for significantly higher agricultural returns. Together, these drivers comprise a considerable economic incentive for deforestation.

The total value of forest ecosystem services based on valuations done between 2000 and 2015 is approximately 1,000,000 Naira/ha. Although value is derived through forest use, the unsustainable exploitation thereof and subsequent deforestation results in a net loss to the economy of Nigeria. 

These losses will continue for as long as there is a disconnect between the cost-benefit decisions made by land holders, users and other indirect role players, where the net benefit of deforestation is highly positive; and the cost-benefit ratio at a national scale, which, as demonstrated above, is highly negative.

Thus, to address the unique deforestation challenges faced by Nigeria, this study not only uses accounting and valuation of natural capital, but also makes significant progress towards designing and testing policy instruments that goes to the heart of the country’s deforestation problem

The analysis shows that the contribution of forests to the economy of Nigeria is underestimated in the national accounts.

Furthermore, the study demonstrates three economic policy instruments that seek to incentivise landholders to pursue sustainable forest management. These proposed policy options are not intended to be a comprehensive final set of options for Nigeria, but are rather used to demonstrate how these options could work, what they would cost, to what extent they would curb deforestation and what the relative costs and benefits to the economy of Nigeria would behe three preliminary policy options tested are: (i) Carbon trade; (ii) Certified plantation forestry and (iii) Agroforestry.

27 March 2018
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La strategie nationale REDD+ Cote d'Ivoire (full report)

uploaded by Griet Ingrid Dierckxsens

Biodiversity in Côte d’Ivoire is among the richest in Western Africa. The country’s total forest area was estimated at over seven million hectares in 2000 but has fallen sharply due to high rates of deforestation and forest degradation suffered in its recent history.

Several policies have been put in place to curb this trend and restore the country’s ecological capital as it makes the transition to a more sustainable model of development.

Côte d'Ivoire became a UN-REDD Programme partner country in June 2011 and has developed a REDD+ Readiness Plan following a participatory approach. 

29 August 2017
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Tenure & REDD+ in Malawi

uploaded by Amanda Bradley

This assessment report provides a comprehensive review of Malawi's tenure regime in the context of developing the country's national REDD+ program.  The document includes information on the historical context, legal and policy framework, sources of land tenure insecurity, gender issues, and other cross-cutting governance challenges.  A set of recommendations for next steps is included in the conclusion.  

20 October 2016
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Meeting Report for the Validation of the Cross River State REDD+ Risks and Benefits Analysis

uploaded by Charlotte Hicks

A meeting of the Cross River State REDD+ Technical Committee took place on 28 June 2016 in Calabar to carry out a first validation of the Risks and Benefit Analysis of planned and existing Policies and Measures (PAMs) relevant for REDD+ in the State, which has been developed by the Nigeria Safeguard Working Group during 2016. This meeting minute sets out the results of the validation by the State REDD+ Technical Committee (RTC), including recommendations and discussions.

30 June 2016
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Regional Technical Workshop Minding the gap: Scaling biomass allometric equations for National Forest Inventories in South and Central America

uploaded by Christabel Clark

The objective of the workshop was to identify the gaps and needs in South and Central America on the use of tree allometric equations to support national forest monitoring systems and particularly provide knowledge on how to apply the three scenarios proposed to concrete national case studies. Specifically, we sought to:
-Update on the status of progress of activities on tree allometric equations globally and in Latin America
-Overview of the linkage between tree equation development, national and local forest inventories
-Improve collaboration and knowledge through networking and knowledge exchange in Latin America
-Highlight forestry research activities to support national forest monitoring systems
-Propose recommendations on national forest biomass assessment at national and local levels
This document also contains a summary of the workshop’s presentations.

07 June 2016
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Land Tenure Considerations in Sri Lanka's Proposed National REDD+ Strategy

uploaded by Amanda Bradley

At the request of the Sri Lankan Government an assessment was designed and conducted as part of the development of the country’s national strategy on REDD+.  The assessment involved applying criteria from the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (VGGT) to analyze the tenure implications for a wide array of proposed policies and measures (PAMs) to address deforestation and forest degradation.  The assessment will help Sri Lanka to prioritize and make investment decisions among the PAMs. It is foreseen that the methodology could be applied in other countries. 

The assessment identified the range of risks and benefits related to tenure associated with PAMs under consideration as part of the REDD+ Strategy.  Some PAMs were deemed to have high risks or tenure implications such as actions to crack down on forest encroachment and improvements in land use planning coordination. On the other hand, some other potential actions such as conducting a forest inventory, were less associated with tenure issues.  The VGGT provided the criteria by which to make these judgments as well as guiding principles to help adjust the PAMs to bring them in line with the principles of responsible tenure governance.  The Cancun Safeguards and World Bank Environmental and Social Framework and Operational Policies were also referred to in building the framework for analysis.  

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National Programmes Handbook

uploaded by Clea Paz Rivera

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