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Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$61,548,829

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$6,995,356

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the largest extent of tropical rainforests in Africa, and second largest on earth, covering over 100 million hectares. Deforestation continues to be a major issue with agriculture, fuel wood, logging, mining, and hydroelectric projects posing the greatest threats.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is committed to taking action to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change. DRC developed a REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), which was signed in March 2010 and an Emission Reductions Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) for the Mai-Ndombe province, which was approved in June 2013.

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REDD+ Activities

Finance is currently supporting the following REDD+ activities in DRC:

REDD+ Activities in DRC

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in DRC

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in DRC

    The chart shows the different REDD+ activities supported by donor type. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the thirteen initiative countries.

    The Congo Basin Forest Fund supported all REDD+ activities, including preparation for the management of carbon funds and the design and implementation of REDD pilot projects, strengthening the capacity of local government and other stakeholders, and improving the regulatory framework for implementation of REDD+ at the national level among others. As co-financers of CBFF funded projects, the private sector and private foundation’s activities directly align with the fund.

    In general, the FCPF and UN-REDD projects focused primarily on MRV and reference levels, policy and law analysis and institutional strengthening.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

  • Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in DRC

    The chart shows the number of projects that supported each type of REDD+ activity. The main activities included in projects were stakeholder engagement, MRV and reference levels, Policy and law analysis & development, Institutional strengthening and improved forest and land management.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

Data Source: DRC

The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and the end of 2012.

Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Stakeholder engagement Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management