Scaling up REDD+ in DRC Challenges and answers Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT) REDD+ Partnership June 18th, 20111
Three key areas of challenge 2 Attracting Absorbing (capacity) Absorbing (efficiency) SCALING UP REDD+ (investment phase) The Human The Technical & The Resources Financial Environment Challenge Challenge Challenge
Challenge 1: human resources 3 Challenges... DRC’s answers... 1 Building on and developing the volume of capacities From REDD+ « summer Capacities required for scaling up school » to large scale Assessing and developing the appropriate skills to fill training programme « GPEC » the right jobs Financial and Attract and keep performing staff, motivation institutional Ensuring that the right people are at the right place arrangements (Kinshasa vs. rural areas) « Market Place » 2 Making REDD+ a key topic on top of national political Dialogue de Haut Mobilization agenda Niveau, DSCRP2 Securing leadership and national empowerment National technical unit REDD+ committees, Ensuring multisectorial mobilization, avoid « sector- early action programmes, based leakages », mobilize administration GCT... Build on, mobilize and increase capacities of local Decentralisation in shifts for design and implementation province, campaigns in Ensuring multi-stakeholders mobilization (civil society, the territories private sector, international partners and their DRC’s Civil society readiness plan, private sector representation… forum...
Challenge 2: technical and financial resources 4 Challenges... DRC’s answers... Decentralisation in 1 Designing and implementing national and provincial provinces, GCT, FIP and Technical shifts strategies, as well as an investment plan based on early action programmes operational programmes Pilot activities Building on experience and pilot initiatives to scale up coordination Research and development capacities in country Large-scale capacity building 2 Ensuring transparency on transactions, trackingImplementation Framework finance and activities, avoiding double accounting National registry Implementing/improving performing institutions Scoping mission on (decision-making, planning, coordinating, marketing, implementation framework monitoring and reporting, verifying…) Work on benefit Ensuring a fair mechanism, benefit sharing, sharing redistribution schemes 3 Raising finance for enabling policies and programmes FIP, Dialogue de Haut Finance Niveau... Raising ex-ante finance for on-the-ground Development Bank for programmes and projects / reaching various kinds of REDD+, small grants, stakeholders community-based Managing financial flows (executing, MRVing) forestry FIP Mobilizing national and international private finance Fonds National REDD+ Preventing international money laundry Private sector forum... Accreditation process 4 Monitoring and reporting the impacts of projects, Performance Assessment programme and policies on carbon or proxies STSS system for Durban... Monitoring and reporting on safeguards/standards and Standards, SESA, benefits in the field of governance and anti-corruption, NORAD/UNDP and WB social, environmental and economy missions on governance, Linking projects/programmes/policies and national household survey... accounting system National registry
Challenge 3: enabling environment 5 Challenges... DRC’s answers... 1 Securing peace and stability Indirect or focused Improving the performance of administration (national contribution State of Law Mainstreaming REDD+ and local levels) in large-scale Enhancing rules and enforcing the law programmes to fight Preventing red tape, corruption… corruption etc. 2 Mitigating implementation and transaction costs of Assessing REDD+ costs National structures activities related to lack of infrastructures and financial Early action capacities programmes, DSCRP2, Mainstreaming REDD in the legal framework of various GCT and REDD+ national sectors (infrastructures, agriculture, mining, energy…) strategy design Early action Harmonising and securing land tenure programme, FIP Enhancing business environment and access to FIP, private sector services (finance, consulting, accounting, geometer, forum, partners lawyer, manager…) coordination... 3 Improving biased conditions of competition slowing Implementation International Pressures down national initiatives (food production, transforming framework study, FIP and industry…) pilot projects... Handling and directing pressures related to land REDD+ national strategy, accreditation grabbing (food, energy) related to challenging process, Dialogue de international demand, offer, commodity prices… Haut Niveau Regulating international markets demand (wood…) FLEGT, international and loopholes of international system (tracking…) dialogue...