REDD - Forest Conservation in Pacific Island countries II - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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REDD - Forest Conservation in Pacific Island countries II

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are preparing for the international UNFCCC mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). The Pacific island states need support in the capacities to protect and conserve their forests despite the great importance of these ecosystems for the population. This project will support these countries to implement their REDD+ strategies as well as reduce, measure and report forestry sector GHG emissions in accordance with international standards by 2020. Local sample projects inform the national REDD+ processes and demonstrate, e.g. through sustainable management and restoration of forest ecosystems, a variety of additional benefits such as improved income opportunities, resilience to impacts of climate change and biodiversity conservation. The resulting regional capacity building in the forestry sector will also benefit other small island states in the Pacific.

State of implementation/results

  • In 2019, Fiji's Prime Minister declared the ambitious target of planting 30 million trees in 15 years
  • In collaboration with the GIZ project Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) and the Fijian Ministry of Forestry, National Guidelines for Reforestation Measures are being developed for successful implementation
  • Fiji's Emission Reduction Programme Document (ERPD) was adopted in July 2019 without further conditions. The Emission Reduction Programme Agreement (ERPA) is scheduled to be signed in April 2020, ensuring receipt of result-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund until 2024
  • In October 2019, the Pacific Week of Agriculture was held in Apia, Samoa, the presentation of the project at the Technical Forestry Meeting was received with great interest. At the meeting of the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services and Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Services, the project was able to contribute substantially to the results
  • In cooperation with the FAO IKI project "The Paris Agreement in Action: Upscaling Forest and Landscape Restoration to reach NDCs", the project is planning a regional workshop on how to access relevant climate finance in the Pacific (especially GCF) for September 2020

Project data

Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • " Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology - Solomon Islands", Ministry of Fisheries and Forests (MFF) - Fiji, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
  • Live and Learn - Fiji,Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

BMU grant:
3.500.000,00 €

07/2015  till  08/2019


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