Clinton Foundation - Jackson Kimani

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Clinton Foundation - Jackson Kimani

  1. 1. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING 24-25 February 2011Project Name: Carbon and Poverty Reduction Program Grantee : William J. Clinton Foundation Presenter : Jackson M. Kimani Time allocated – 10 minutes 0
  2. 2. Brief Background of the InstitutionThe Clinton Climate InitiativeMISSION Make a difference in the fight against climate change in practical, measurable and significant ways. APPROACH PHILOSOPHY • Generate Political Will • Think Big • Convene Stakeholders • Move Quickly • Stimulate Markets • Use Markets • Remove Barriers to Scale-Up • Create Partnerships • Organize Partners • Get Results • Mobilize Resources • Share Best Practices • Measure Results 1
  3. 3. Your other projects/programs on climate change adaptationCOMBATING CLIMATE CHANGESouth East Asia • Working in Indonesia and Cambodia where we have developed a portfolio of REDD projects. The focus is on scaling up REDD+/Carbon projects in collaboration with government and other partners.Guyana • CCI is supporting the government to implement its national MRV system by creating the first end-to-end framework for a compliance-grade national MRV system. We are also supporting a comprehensive international bidding process for implementing partners. The framework created for the Guyanese Government will serve as a model for the development of MRV systems in other CCI partner countries. 2
  4. 4. Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation GrantCARBON FOR POVERTYREDUCTIONEcosystem Services•Carbon sequestration•Watershed protection•Wildlife habitat and biodiversityLivelihoods• Over 750 million people indeveloping nations are directlydependent upon tropical forests fortheir survival 3
  5. 5. Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant• Develop and implement REDD+ projects emphasizing forest conservation, reforestation, agro-forestry, selective logging; comply with current - and anticipate future - REDD+ requirements• Develop satellite-based measurement and monitoring, and remote- sensing capability• Develop awareness - climate change mitigation from forestry sector• Assist development of infrastructure for REDD or VCS market 4
  6. 6. Key Activities Related to the GrantForestry Program• Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) framework and systems for forest carbon stocks and emissions.• Projects – Avoided Deforestation, Sustainable Forest Management, and Afforestation and Reforestation projects in East Africa and Southeast Asia that improve livelihoods in impoverished communities. 5
  7. 7. Highlight on the Progress to dateKenya• Feasibility assessment completed for a community reforestation project in part of the Mau Forest Complex• Community engagement activities commenced and ongoing. A Community Forest Association (CFA) formed and registered as part of these efforts• Over 60 tree nurseries established and 80,000 seedlings planted by community members• Drafting and development of a PDD initiated in 2010Tanzania• Completed a decade-long process that will allow communities in a Forest reserve in South Tanzania (Angai) legal ownership of the forest• Produced draft forest management plans and constitution that will address coordination of forest management activities• Conducted and completed a feasibility assessment for a establishment of a REDD+ carbon project 6
  8. 8. Key Challenges• Scaling up REDD projects given technical (carbon science*) and financial (fund transfer) barriers• Protection of communities rights (gender, land tenure and user rights)• Guaranteeing equitable benefit sharing• How to simplify REDD projects• MRV*”If you cannot measure it you cannot market it” (concerns about lack of agreement/consensus on carbon stockmethodology & assessments) 7
  9. 9. Lessons Learnt• Active involvement and participation of all relevant stakeholders right from the very beginning is critical• Working with governments is slow and participatory planning with communities necessarily takes longer• Engagement with local people has facilitated project implementation• Combining carbon project and biodiversity conservation is a good strategy to attract financers and buyers• Long-term secure funding is a pre-requisite to implementation of carbon projects 8
  10. 10. Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration• Partnership formed or in the process of being formed: • The District of Liwale and the Forestry and Beekeeping Division • The Government of Finland • The Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative • University of Helsinki, Sokoine University and Yale University researchers • The Government of Kenya - Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources • The Green Belt Movement • Enoosupukia Community Forest Association • The Government of Germany - Ministry of Environment, 9
  11. 11. Next steps• Complete the PDD for the Mau Forest Complex project and submit it for validation and registration• Complete and implement forest management plans for the Angai Village Land Forest Reserve (AVLFR)• Prepare cost benefit analysis to optimize the FSC and carbon mix for the (AVLFR)• Identify a funding source for the remainder of the project work 10

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