WRI Update: Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI)


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  • CelineDefining: considerations when defining scopePrioritizing: lead you through the indicators, how to pick out individuals or clusters
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  • - Establish common terminology and concepts- Help potential users navigate tools and methodologies Synthesize and share lessons and experiences from the existing initiatives
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  • FlorenceInternational SIS: Brazil blocking the negotiations, Mexico. Indonesia has moved forward with SIS at national level, but reluctance to bring it up to the international. Recommendation was therefore to allow countries to develop at their own pace, but not yet close the door. MRV vs. monitoring. Monitoring is data collection in all areas. Pushing mandate for transparency. Whereas MRV is about how to measure performance. Q debated: is it worth investing that much in measuring performance for emissions reductions for credits, WHEN the demand is so low right now? Also costs: Costa Rica at FCPF: the level of uncertainty is bigger than the estimated emissions reductions, and the cost to monitor is a lot more than what the credits would generate. Mexico: socially impossible to engage in markets, PNG pushing very hard. Drivers: Annex I countries to take care of, TRADE is an issue that came up, but can’t have trade under the UNFCCC.
  • GaiaUNDP wants to be a FCPF delivery partner– therefore pushing on with fulfilling the Common Approach requirements.
  • For REDD countries: critical self-assessment of progress to inform next steps, highlight key achievements and outstanding gaps to communicate to donors For donors: credible assessment of gaps and needs, help to prioritize additional readiness financing and phase 2 financing For civil society: transparent check point, hold governments accountable for the things they said they’d do in their RPPs
  • WRI Update: Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI)

    1. 1. WRI UPDATEGovernance of ForestsInitiativeGFI Retreat & Stakeholder Meeting 2012
    2. 2. Key updatesFundraising: BMU, DFID, NoradGFI Tools & Analysis: indicators, guidancemanual, global reportCollaboration: FAO/WB initiativeREDD+ Research: benefit-sharing, safeguardsREDD+ Advocacy: UNFCCC, UNREDD, FCPF
    3. 3. Fundraising Funder Proponent Focus Status BMU GFI Addressing agricultural Concept note drivers of (Mar) deforestation DFID GFI/EPE/PEP Land grabbing & Full proposal industrial agriculture (Apr) in Africa Norad GFI REDD & governance Concept note (May)
    4. 4. GFI Tools & Analysis GFI Framework of Indicators
    5. 5. GFI Tools & Analysis GFI Guidance Manual Assessment Conducting Using the Advocacy and Indicator Planning the Research Research engagement guidance Defining Creating a Stakeholder Assessment Objectives and Analyzing results Workplan identification object Scope Developing a Prioritizing Research Methods and Presenting data communications Indicators Methods Sources strategy Interpreting Adapting Review of results elements of Indicators quality
    6. 6. GFI Tools & Analysis GFI Guidance Manual Examples of worksheets and tools 1. Planning for costs and budgets 2. Stakeholder mapping matrix 3. Designing an interview questionnaire 4. Completed worksheet sample 5. Developing an outreach plan
    7. 7. GFI Tools & Analysis GFI Global Report Culmination of the Norad grant, bringing your research and experiences to a global audience Outline • Intro: overview of forest governance, GFI methodology, country contexts • Analysis: transparency, participation, accountability, coor dination • Conclusions: key lessons learned and recommendations
    8. 8. Collaboration FAO/World Bank Initiative Supporting a community of practice to mainstream forest governance assessment and monitoring • Phase 1: a common framework • Phase 2: guidance on indicator selections and data collection
    9. 9. REDD+ Research Study on Benefit Sharing For USAID • Analysis of institutional mechanisms for REDD+ benefit sharing -Case study examples from five countries: Mexico, Nepal, Indonesia, DRC, Tanzania • Institutional assessment tool for REDD+ benefit sharing
    10. 10. REDD+ Research Report on National Safeguard Systems Based on: • Research and analysis – Policies of IFIs etc – International laws – Secondary sources • Conversations with government and non- governmental actors, primarily in: – Brazil – Mexico – Indonesia • Lessons from GFI assessments
    11. 11. REDD+ Research REDD+ Safeguard Systems in Indonesia, Brazil & Mexico Help partners develop a more systematic method for thinking about the development of a national safeguard system, including:  Potential approaches and issues already being considered  The intersection between national and international safeguard systems and the challenges of managing that intersection Added Mexico as they have had a somewhat unique approach (and Cameroon is not moving very quickly on REDD right now).
    12. 12. REDD+ Research Conceptual Framework for Report on National Safeguard Systems Elements Functions Rules Anticipate Actors Rules Avoid Goals Actors Principle/ Rules Criteria Manage Results Actors Rules Monitor Actors Rules Respond Actors
    13. 13. REDD+ Advocacy UNFCCC • Bonn Update • SIS • MRV and Monitoring • Drivers
    14. 14. REDD+ Advocacy UNREDD Provide input on the role and format of the: 1. Social & Environmental Principles and Criteria • The “guiding framework” for UN-REDD 2. Benefits and Risk Tool • Voluntary tool 3. FPIC Guidelines • Still under development 4. Grievance procedures • Still under development (UNDP moving ahead)
    15. 15. REDD+ Advocacy FCPF – Readiness Package A progress report prepared at the end of R-PP implementation. Required to access the Carbon Fund, otherwise optional. Clarifying the purpose • For REDD+ countries • For donors • For civil society Designing the methodology • Country self-assessment • PC review
    16. 16. Q&ADiscussion  Global report