National REDD+ system in the Philippines
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project supported the Philippine Government in developing a national system for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) based on environmental and social standards. To accomplish this, the project partners established national structures and processes for the coordination and implementation of REDD+ measures and developed mechanisms for REDD+ financing and benefit-sharing. In addition, they developed land-use plans for forests in selected regions as a requirement for zoning and issuing land-use rights and concepts for integrating environmental and social standards in the implementation of REDD+.
State of implementation/results
- Project completed
- The project contributed to the national (I)NDC-Process and to the development of a national adaptation plan (NAP) through advise in the forestry sector with regard to REDD+ Readiness and the extension of the National Greening Programme as a restoration measure.
- The project partner DENR (Forest Management Bureau) und government units on the provincial level were supported through capacity building.
- In 09/2016 a four day national REDD+ conference was organized with 150 participants. A joint declaration on the importance of REDD+ for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 was drafted and forwared to the President's office.
- Policy frameworks and guidelines to apply safeguards were developed and tested; a data base with information on REDD+ safeguards was completed.
- Knowledge products on REDD+ Governance, Benefit Sharing, Finance and Land Use Planning were developed.
- In the Provinces of Albay, Eastern Samar and Davao, political decisions with regard to REDD+ were implemented.