Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: January 2017

Climate-Related Modernisation of National Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD Measures

Objective and activities

This project aimed at improving national forest policy, providing incentives for forest conservation and restoration and thus contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving biodiversity. At its heart was the development of a REDD strategy, which contained innovative nature conservation elements, and pilot measures in nature reserves. Together, these should prevent the release of 35,000 tonnes of carbon and capture an additional 7,000 tonnes each year. Creating a monitoring system ensured these changes to the carbon balance recorded.

State of implementation/results

  • Project is completed
  • Local REDD+ pilot afforestation measures supported on more than 2,000 hectares
  • Agreements on cooperation and forest protection signed with the province, community and forest user groups to protect more than 6,000 hectares of forest
  • Gender-sensitive socioeconomic baseline survey and study conducted on biological diversity to monitor REDD+ co-benefits; among other things, two new species of frog have been discovered
  • Conducted national policy roundtable and advised on policy agenda for REDD+-related issues
  • Expert workshop conducted with 11 ICI projects from different countries in Asia to exchange expertise and develop recommendations on REDD+ co-benefits; results disseminated in document form, used for international publications, and introduced during the Asian-Pacific Forestry Week
  • Trainings conducted on building up knowledge on REDD+ issues on a regional/national level

Project data


Partner institution:

Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 2,791,835.37

11/2009 till 12/2013


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