Implementing Strategies for Regional Transitions to Low-Emissions Rural Development in Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Kenya
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The target regions of this project cover highly biodiverse tropical forest ecosystems. The project aims to support the transition to low-emission rural development (LED-R) in Indonesia (Central Kalimantan and one additional province), Peru (combined 5 states in the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force, and Pachitea watershed), Mexico (Chiapas state), Colombia (Caquetá and Guaviare municipalities) and Kenya (Mau Forest watershed). It is implemented by Earth Innovation Institute (EII) together with local NGOs of the Sustainable Tropics Alliance. The project works to harmonize domestic policies and sustainable supply chain initiatives at jurisdictional level with focus on broadly-shared territory-wide performance milestones, incentive systems, and monitoring systems to track progress as well as governance structures involving national and subnational governments, agribusiness, smallholders, Indigenous groups and civil society. The project provides co-benefits for biodiversity.
State of implementation/results
- In the partner countries, the approach complements the IKI portfolio on REDD+ strategies/policies with a special focus on subnational and provincial levels.
- Peru: The General Directorate of Climate Change presented its 2019 workplan on REDD+, which includes generating the enabling conditions for implementing the NDC
- Colombia: A provisionary platform for monitoring forest cover, deforestation, land use, threats to indigenous lands, and progress on the Low-Emission Rural Development( (LED-R) Action Plan has been developed.
- Indonesia: Draft subnational forest reference emission levels (FRELs) for Central Kalimantan and West Papua were developed.
- Mexico: Two sites in Chiapas (comprising 120.000ha) were selected for community monitoring in the context of protected natural areas.
- Kenya: The project has contributed to the adoption of new goals, laws, strategies, and plans in the country.