Fiji’s REDD-Plus Policy was endorsed by the Cabinet in 2010. The concept of REDD-Plus (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries) emerged from the UNFCCC negotiating process. The REDD-Plus Policy is situated in the context of the Forest Policy 2007, which explicitly references the role of forests in a national carbon trading policy and leveraging international climate finance under the UNFCCC. Key activities include: forest protection and improved forest management; afforestation and reforestation; forest/energy sector linkages (biomass electricity generation); forest/agriculture links (biomass residue/biochar); and linking afforestation/reforestation to REDD.
Author: Fiji Ministry of Primary Industries Forestry Department
Citation: Fiji Ministry of Primary Industries Forestry Department. (2011). Fiji REDD-Plus Policy: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. ix, 13 p.
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