UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation –The Myanmar UN-REDD National Programme

Photo: UNDP Myanmar
Status: Active
Duration: November 2016 – November 2020
Budget: USD 5,554,370
Coverage: National
Beneficiaries: All relevant stakeholders – especially rural and forest-dependent communities
Donors: Norway, UN-REDD, UNDP, MPTF Office (Administrative Agent)
Focus: Climate change mitigation
Partners: MONREC/FD as a primary partner; multiple other government agencies and non-governmental organizations

About the Project

With support from the Government of Norway, the UN-REDD Programme, in partnership with the Regional Community Forestry Training Centre (RECOFTC), assisted the GoM and other stakeholders to develop a REDD+ Readiness Roadmap in the period July 2012-August 2013. The UN-REDD/Myanmar National Programme supports implementation of the Roadmap through building individual, institutional and systemic capacities to implement a national REDD+ programme.

Objectives

Enhance national capacity for the implementation of REDD+ under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and develop relevant (technical, legal, social) systems.

Expected Results

  • Relevant stakeholders engaged and their capacities developed (Myanmar REDD+ Roadmap Section 1: National Readiness Management Arrangements; and Section 2: Stakeholder Consultation and Participation)
  • National institutions have capacity to implement effective and participatory governance arrangements for REDD+ (Myanmar REDD+ Roadmap Section 4: Implementation framework and safeguards)
  • REDD+ safeguards defined in the national context and national safeguards information system developed (Myanmar REDD+ Roadmap Section 4: Development of the REDD+ Implementation Framework)
  • Development of Myanmar’s national forest monitoring system (NFMS) and preliminary forest RELs/RLs supported (Myanmar REDD+ Roadmap Section 5: Development of a national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level; and Section 6: Development of a national forest monitoring system)
  • National REDD+ Strategy developed (Myanmar REDD+ Roadmap Section 3: Development and selection of REDD+ strategies)

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