UN Reduction of Emission, Deforestation &Degradation(REDD)

What is the project about

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (GoT) is aware of the deforestation and forest degradation which is occurring and how this is affecting local livelihoods as well as the natural forest capital with its valued co-benefits. It is also aware of the contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. It is therefore striving to address deforestation and degradation issues and to get ready for the REDD+ mechanism as an international policy and financial mechanism for it.

Objectives:

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries. REDD+ refers additionally to the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. This is being fostered by adapting forest management systems along with establishing financing mechanisms with associated monitoring and verification systems; additionally, interrelated issues in the energy, agriculture and other areas are or should be addressed.

Accomplishments

  • UN REDD programme developed capacities at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) to work on REDD+ through a series of initiatives, including REDD+ training and awareness-raising workshops for more than 400 foresters in government services; and support for MNRT’s extension unit which included training-of trainers for REDD+, a media training for 30 journalists, the development of a wide range of awareness-raising materials (including radio spots, feature articles and policy briefs) and a REDD+ communication strategy for MNRT.
  • Contributed to the development of the National REDD+ Strategy through advice and analysis for the National REDD+ Task Force, including a study on “Estimating Cost Elements of REDD+ in Tanzania”, which analysis opportunity cost as well as implementation cost of REDD+ projects.  The study also resulted in the development of a software tool that allows detailed monitoring of the costs of REDD+ projects.
  •  Provided technical assistance to MNRT,  by initiating the development of a system to Measure, Monitor, Report and Verify (MRV) forest emissions  in Tanzania and by establishing an annotated bibliography on REDD+ and a subject-specific library at MNRT.
  • Supports the integration of REDD+ considerations in sectorial policies, programmes and initiatives in the energy and agricultural sectors, which are the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Tanzania. Supports the developments of a series of maps that link forest carbon issue with other co-benefits that forests provide and that REDD+ will support. This includes social benefits as well as ecosystem-related co-benefits.

Donors



2010 -2013
Donor name Amount contributed per year
UN REDD - MDTF
4280,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year


Period
Amount
2010 to date
US$2107024.99

Project Overview
Status:
active
Project start date:
2010
Estimated end date:
2013
Geographic coverage:
Tanzania Mainland
Focus Area:
Climate change & energy
 
UNDP Project contact person:
Abbas Kitogo
Implementing Partners:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
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