Implementing Strategies for Regional Transitions to Low-Emissions Rural Development in Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Kenya
As of: June 2019
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; technical discussions on how to incorporate forest degradation in the Forest Reference Level (FREL) of the Peruvian Amazon; reactivation of the REDD+ safeguards group; and development of a proposed governance structure for forests & climate change in Peru.
- Indonesia: Central Kalimantan: The Information and Performance Monitoring System for Sustainable Plantations (SPIKEBUN) was launched and is expected to deliver latest information on plantation developments and their compliance with various regulations.
- Colombia: A provisionary platform for monitoring forest cover, deforestation, land use and threats to indigenous lands has been developed.
- Mexico: Two sites in Chiapas (comprising 120.000ha) have been selected for community monitoring in the context of protected natural areas.
- Kenia: The project has contributed to the adoption of new goals, laws, strategies, and plans in the country. Through the development of County Climate Change Action Plans, Nandi & Nakuru Counties prioritize mitigation & adaptation actions for the next five years. The project has already achieved restoration of 400 ha in the Mau Forest ecosystem.