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INTEGRATING REDD+ INTO GREEN GROWTH STRATEGIES
CENTRAL & EAST KALIMANTAN PROVINCES, INDONESIA

Working on a sub-national level in Central and
East Kalimantan, we ensured the full integration
of REDD+ into Indonesia's national Green
Growth Roadmap, as developed by the Global
Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) program. The
program focused on revitalizing key economic
sectors including: rubber, mining, forestry,
energy, aquaculture and palm oil. We guided

Indonesia's REDD+ jurisdictional approach (JA)
through engagement with the REDD+ Agency
(BPREDD+) and technical reports on the design
of sub-national REDD+ systems.

DEVELOPMENT OF HOUAPHAN REDD+ PROGRAM
HOUAPHAN PROVINCE, LAOS

The Laos-German Climate Protection through
Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD) Project is one
of the first and largest REDD+ programs in
Laos and one of the first subnational programs
in Asia to be developed according to the
VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)
requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard.
As the key technical partner to the project, our

services include support on program design,
capacity building, district prioritization and
selection, leading the province-wide biomass
inventory, data analysis and the establishment
of the provincial reference emission level.

LAOS NATIONAL FOREST INVENTORY PILOTING
KHAMMOUANE PROVINCE, LAOS

Five years after Laos's first National Forest
Inventory, the country had only a collection
of decentralized and inconsistent datasets.
Working together with the Japanese Kokusai
Kogyo Co. (KKC) and its strategic partner,
Winrock International, we assessed the
feasibility of adopting a new inventory approach
and pioneering data recording techniques.

We supported the technical design and
implementation of the nationwide inventory
piloting process and conducted the ground-level
trainings necessary to launch the second ever
National Forest Inventory by 2016.

DRONES FOR FOREST MAPPING AND MONITORING
BOGOR, INDONESIA

Drones enable us to support clients in the
management of smallholder and larger agro-
industrial plantations with greater precision. This
allows for greater yields on the same amount of
land and improved monitoring of land use, water
management and other sustainability issues.
Working with SNV, we provide both support
and primary drone operation services. This

establishes cost-efficient methods to ensure
that systems can be implemented at scale as the
palm oil industry is a patchwork of thousands
of large and small plantation businesses,
smallholders, dealers and traders, spread out
over countries, regions and municipalities.

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  • REDD+ STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
    SABAH STATE, MALAYSIA

    • The EU and the government of Sabah in Malaysia selected us as part of a consortium led by Agriconsulting of Italy with support from DFS, a technical forestry consulting company from Germany, to assist the Sabah government in implementing its proposed REDD+ strategy. Our role is to advise on the development of a safeguard system and a subnational MRV system. We recently developed a customized GIS and Remote Sensing Training for the Sabah Forestry Department. The training involved an introduction to GIS, coordinate systems and transformations, GPS, geo-referencing maps, digitization and editing, managing GIS data, joining data to maps, hyperlinking digital media to maps and raster geo-processing for spatial analysis.

  • IMPROVED CAPACITIES FOR FOREST MONITORING
    VIENTIANE, LAOS

    • The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), and the Faculty of Forestry Science (FOFS) of the National University of Laos (NUoL), implemented a project aiming 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 in Laos and Vietnam. We were contracted to conduct training that would increase the capacity of the FOFS to both develop Open Data Kit (ODK) data collection forms and use of Android tablets for enhanced forest inventory data collection. We achieved this through a classroom and field-based training on both the use of Android tablets for data collection and the development of ODK data forms.

  • PROVINCIAL REDD+ DEVELOPMENT
    QUANG BINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM

    • A Vietnamese-German Development Cooperation initiated by the Vietnamese Government in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was implemented by the People's Committee of Quang Binh province with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the KfW Development Bank. We conducted REDD+ JNR technical training with provincial government staff and in association with Aruna Technologies was able conduct a province-wide ground-truthing, Rapid Eye-based land cover classification (5 meter resolution), and an intensive 3 month-long biomass inventory of the entire province. The results of our study provided the first realistic glimpse into the REDD+ potential of the province and the basis for future REDD+ strategy development.

  • INFINITE EARTH RIMBA RAYA PROJECT
    CENTRAL KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA

    • Rimba Raya is a forest on the southern coast of Borneo and has become a preservation and biodiversity reserve for hundreds of endangered species, including the Bornean Orangutan. We supported the technical setup of the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, including the first carbon stock assessment, analysis of satellite imagery, acquisition of aerial photos taken using a small plane and computer-imaging technology, and ground surveys. Our team worked on capacity building with OFI's employees training them to conduct ground carbon stock assessments as part of the ongoing carbon monitoring of the REDD+ project. We also developed the technical sections of the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) Standard Project Design Document and completed a Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) project document for the project.

  • NATIONWIDE FOREST MONITORING
    QUITO, ECUADOR

    • With an effort to bring Ecuador onto the REDD+ world stage, the German REDD Early Movers Fund (REM) began working together with the government to recognize thresholds for inclusion of jurisdictional and nested REDD+ programs into the REM. Based within the Ministerio del Ambiente, we supported the urgent evaluation of historical rates and patterns of deforestation for the whole country. We supported the methodological evaluation of historical rates and patterns of deforestation in Ecuador, including a comprehensive accuracy assessment of historical forest/non-forest classifications for the years 1990, 2000 and 2008 and supported the improvement of historical nation-wide classification for forest loss.

  • SUSTAINABILITY DUE DILIGENCE
    OUESSO PROVINCE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    • Renewable Energy Resources International and its partners were considering acquiring a 600,000 ha FSC certified timber concession in northern Congo and required due diligence on the concession's value. We conducted due diligence on the potential acquisition of the FSC-certified timber concession in the northern part of the country. The assessment focused on milling operations, timber stock assessments and FSC compliance with regards to stand rotations, road layouts, and regenerative silviculture. We also produced a report that looked at the potential for carbon revenue generation from increasing land set a-sides and the installation of a co-generation power facility. While in the country, we met with high-level officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and conducted an analysis of the fuel wood supply chain in the country.

  • NO DEFORESTATION IN COMMODITY SUPPLY
    CHAINS JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    • Many of the world's best known companies and environmental groups are turning their attention to the potential of greening commodity supply chains in order to address deforestation. SNV engaged us to explore the role of certification in ensuring no deforestation and provide suggestions on improvements, particularly in terms of traceability, measuring and monitoring, to ensure that this goal is met. The consultancy focused on four supply chains: Palm Oil, Cocoa, Coffee and Shrimp. The final deliverable – a report entitled: 'Exploring how to reduce deforestation in agricultural commodity supply chains: The role of certification' – was presented at the COP in Poznan.

  • REDD+ PROJECT SUPPORT
    SUMATRA PROVINCE, INDONESIA

    • In order to develop a sustainable financing mechanism for Tesso Nilo National Park, WWF began work on the development of a REDD+ project. However, due to rampant deforestation by small and medium scale farmers, it had to be abandoned as over 50% of the park was cleared of forest. WWF engaged us to compile a significant body of research on the park and integrate lessons learned into a concise policy report to be used with Indonesian government officials. This included descriptions of the significant biodiversity value of the park, threats to its forests and wildlife and calculations of historical emissions caused by forest loss. The final report also synthesized WWF staff recommendations for next steps on protecting the remaining forest area.

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