Sharing REDD Benefits with Forest Dependent Communities

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Presentation by Mark Poffenberger, Community Forestry International.
Social impacts of REDD initiatives, Forest Day 3.
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sharing REDD Benefits with Forest Dependent Communities

  1. 1. Sharing REDD Benefits with Forest Dependent Communities
  2. 2. Benefit Sharing Partners Partner Role and Contribution National National REDD program Government management Carbon Project design, carbon Developers modeling, brokering, certification, implementation Civil Society Capacity building, training, institutional support Private Sector Financial Support Forest Field project implementation, Dependent mitigation of D and D, forest Communities monitoring
  3. 3. Benefit Sharing & Forest Dependent Communities  - Mitigate impact of local drivers of deforestation  - Require compensation for loss of income under REDD  - Provide cost-effective forest management  - Legitimate tenure claims to corest resources
  4. 4. Primary Components, Activities and Mechanisms for Community Benefit Sharing Component Activity Mechanisms REDD project Identifying Contracts, implementation drivers & budgets, and mitigation workplans activities Compensation Livelihood Micro-finance for loss of activities institutions, income under Small enterprise REDD groups Net revenue Criteria Project and CF sharing setting and management monitoring committees
  5. 5. Identifying Drivers & Mitigation Activities Drivers of Mitigation Activities Deforestation Forest fires, Fire lines, watchers, patrols, Illegal logging assisted natural regeneration Migrant Mapping, legal recognition encroachment of CF, boundary markers Agricultural Land use planning, expansion intensified farming systems High fuelwood Fuel efficient stoves & consumption mosquito nets
  6. 6. Existing and Alternative Livelihood Activities Existing Livelihood Alternative Livelihood Activity Activity Closure of cattle and Stall fed pigs and goat pasturage chickens Reduction of Shifting Horticulture, agro- cultivation forestry Charcoal Small Enterprise (ag manufacturing, processing, tailoring, quarrying motorcycle repair)
  7. 7. Net Revenue Sharing CFI’s community partners suggest activities that benefit the entire community and target low income households: a. Improve community water systems b. Develop irrigation systems with preferential access for landless and land poor families c. Funding of community microfinance organizations with preferential loans to cash poor households and students
  8. 8. Community-based Forest Carbon Monitoring  Forest Inventory Plot establishment and monitoring  Annual workshops to discuss project performance (carbon, hydrology, biodiversity, community economy).  Stakeholder meetings to review revenues and project costs
  9. 9. Formalizing Benefit Sharing Contracts Parties Community forest Internal agreement conservation among participating resolution communities Carbon contract Communities and carbon seller Annual workplan Communities and and budget implementing body Net revenue Agreement among sharing agreement project partners
  10. 10. Community Forestry International 1356 Mokelumne Dr. Antioch, CA 94531 Tel: 925-706-2906 www.communityforestryinternational.org

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