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iNGO Project

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

Advancing Understanding of Natural Forest Carbon Stock Enhancement (ENRICH)

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For Vietnam and Lao PDR, which contain large areas of degraded forests the issue of forest carbon stock enhancement should be an integral part of any National REDD+ Strategy. To date, in these countries, like in most others, the focus of REDD+ efforts has been on deforestation and to a lesser extent forest degradation. Accordingly, there is a matching deficiency in guidance material and national approaches to forest carbon stock enhancement as part of the REDD+ Strategy.

This project aims to advance understanding of forest carbon stock enhancement as part of any future REDD+ Agreement through exploring the technical and economic feasibility of different forest carbon stock enhancement strategies in pilot sites, across Vietnam and Lao PDR. The sites will be chosen to reflect representative forest ecosystems of the region. The results and operational guidance will feed into the National REDD+ Strategies, which will ensure their replication across the respective countries. The project also aims to better understand the socio-economic feasibility of different options and the incentives which need to be in place to engage local communities and improve their living conditions.

To bring the results to a wider audience, publications, regional and international workshops and communications platforms will be used to disseminate the lessons to the many individuals working on REDD+ and interested in advancing understanding of Forest Carbon Stock Enhancement as part of REDD+. The project has earmarked support to ensure the results can feed into the international discourse on REDD+.

LocationVietnam, Lao PDR

  1. Advanced understanding and application of forest carbon stock enhancement as part of international REDD+ discussions
  2. To have successfully introduced demonstration pilot activities leading to the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in representative forest ecosystems
  3. Forest carbon stock enhancement demonstration activities are replicated and scaled up as part of REDD+ in Vietnam and Laos, covering 5,000 hectares
  4. To have designed a pro poor benefit distribution systems which will provide appropriate incentives for the forest carbon stock enhancement
  5. Carbon stock enhancement activities contribute to improving the livelihoods of over 1000 people
  6. To disseminate technical guidance on inclusion of forest carbon stock enhancement as part of REDD+

Visit SNV's international website on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Dec 1st 2011 Feb 28th 2015 Jul 26th 2011 Jul 26th 2015 1588000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Nelson Gapare
+856 21 413290-1
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Vientiane Municipality - Sangthong

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Forestry
Natural Resources & Ecology - Conservation of Natural Resources - Environment Protection - Land Use Planning - Natural Resources Education & Training

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