Topic 2 jnr overview (south-south jnr workshop, manaus)


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Topic 2 jnr overview (south-south jnr workshop, manaus)

  1. 1. Topic 2: Institutional Arrangements and Political Issues South-South Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) Exchange Workshop Manaus, Brazil 13 June 2013 Naomi Swickard, VCSA13 Jun 2013
  2. 2. Outline • Institutional/legal frameworks • Right of use (carbon rights) • Integration with national processes (grandparenting); prioritizing subnational jurisdictions; jurisdictional boundary definitions
  3. 3. Institutional Frameworks • Jurisdictional Proponent: The government agency, department or organization that has overall control and responsibility for the jurisdictional REDD+ program, or a government agency, department or organization that together with others, each of which is also a jurisdictional proponent, has overall control or responsibility for the jurisdictional REDD+ program. • Implementation Partner: Partners (eg, non- governmental, civil society, private sector) may contribute to the development of a program, such as developing baselines or monitoring systems. Such partners may not submit such elements for registration to the VCS, unless they have been designated as the authorized representative by the jurisdiction.
  4. 4. Institutional Frameworks January 23 2013 • Clear institutional and legal frameworks are necessary, but VCS does not further specify how institutional arrangement should be set up in a jurisdiction • The Non-Permanence Risk Tool, will take into account the establishment of institutional bodies with legal authority over the program, capacity of institutional bodies, and level of coordination amongst the various agencies involved in REDD+ (directly or indirectly)
  5. 5. Right of Use (carbon rights) January 23 2013 • Where jurisdictions seek to issue VCUs, jurisdictions must demonstrate the “right of use” to emission reductions/removals, eg, by: • A right of use arising under law (eg, establishing clear carbon rights) • A right of use arising or granted under statute, regulation or decree by a competent authority • A right of use arising by virtue of a statutory, property or contractual right in the land, vegetation or conservational or management process that generates GHG emission reductions and/or removals • A right of use arising from the enactment or enforcement of laws, policies or regulations that lead to the generation of GHG emission reductions and/or removals
  6. 6. Grandparenting • ‘Grandparenting’: Providing time for projects and lower level jurisdictions to transition into national/sub-national programs • Where a higher level baseline is registered after the registration of a lower level project or jurisdictional baseline: • Lower level jurisdictional baseline shall be grandparented and remain valid for 18 months • Project level baseline shall be grandparented and remain valid for the number of years remaining before due to be updated • After grandparenting period, project baseline should always be updated to harmonize with the higher level, except where the higher level baseline doesn’t include the same activities, within 18 months • Where a subnational jurisdiction is registered and national government subsequently defines different boundaries for subnational jurisdictions, subnational jurisdiction is grandparented
  7. 7. Jurisdictional Boundaries • Boundaries may be set at the administrative area (eg, province, district) or ecoregion (if the national government determines the ecoregions for the country) • A “jurisdiction” can also be made up of more than one administrative unit (eg, several districts or provinces) • Important to consider the management of the REDD+ program, as the “jurisdictional proponent” decides many aspects of the program, including scope (RED, REDD, REDD+), pools to be included, monitoring system details, etc.
  8. 8. Thank you…Questions? Naomi Swickard AFOLU Manager VCS Association