Implementing Strategies for Regional Transitions to Low-Emissions Rural Development in Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Kenya
As of: March 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 Forest Reference Level (FRL) for the Amazon region was approved. This is crucial for the political and institutional architecture of the LED-R approach.
- 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: 60 local leaders from the two project county areas of Nakuru & Nandi have been trained regarding climate change adaptation & mitigation.