Map of Liberia Liberia

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$9,527,516

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$5,342,232

Liberia has a forest cover of 4.5 million hectares including 43% of the Upper Guinean forests, a biodiversity hotspot. Between 2005 and 2010, the national annual deforestation rate was 0.68%.

Following the Bali COP, Liberia submitted a Readiness Plan Idea Note (R-PIN) to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. The R-PIN was successfully received and Liberia was granted USD$200,000 to develop a Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). The R-PP was approved in March 2012 and a preparation grant was signed in June 2012.

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REDD+ Activities

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

REDD+ Activities in Liberia

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Liberia

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in Liberia

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

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    In Liberia, the activities that received support from all donor types (governments, multilateral institutions, supranational institutions, international institutions and private foundations) were stakeholder engagement, policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy, institutional strengthening and implementation of improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation.

    In general, international NGOs/academic institutions tend to be recipients of REDD+ funding rather than donors. However, in some instances, international NGOs and academic institutions mobilize funding through direct public donations which are spent on activities. International NGOs/academic institutions are listed as donors when finance cannot be tracked back to another donor organization.

    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 Liberia

    The chart shows the number of REDD+ activities at least partially supported by donor commitments. The main activities included in projects were stakeholder engagement, policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy, institutional strengthening and implementation of improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation.

    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: Liberia

All data presented in this chart was collected in-country through our national partner, SADs, and compiled by Forest Trends. For more information on our methodology, please visit our FAQs page.

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