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Status of Implementing

Cancun Agreement on REDD+

in Pakistan

Dr. Shahzad Jehangir Deputy Inspector General Forests Ministry of Climate Change November, 2012

Salient Achievements
 REDD+ National / Provincial Focal Points

 National Steering Committee on REDD+
 Membership of UN-REDD Programme  Membership of REDD+ Partnership  Candidature for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility  Project Identification Form (PIF) for GEF grant

 One-UN Project of ICIMOD for capacity building on REDD+
 Training & capacity building on REDD+

A. National REDD+ Focal Point designated •Syed Mahmood Nasir, Inspector General Forests, MOCC

B. Provincial REDD+ Focal Points designated
•Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, AJK •Alamgir Khan Gandapur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa •Shahid Rasheed Awan, Punjab •Abdus Sattar Khatri, Sindh •Syed Ali Imran, Balochistan •Kamran Hussain, Gilgit Baltistan C. National Steering Committee on REDD+ constituted (and functioning)

 The UN’s collaborative initiative on REDD, launched in Sep 2008 to assist developing countries prepare and implement REDD+ strategies  UN-REDD builds on the expertise of FAO, UNDP and UNEP  Pakistan became a UN-REDD member in 2011, met all requirements  Supports 42 countries spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America  14 are receiving direct support to National Programmes (US$59.3 m)  28 countries (incl. Pakistan) not receiving direct support, participate in regional workshops and knowledge sharing  Policy Board: Made up of partner countries, donors, Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples and 3 UN agencies  UN-REDD Global Programme incl. Targeted Support started in 2012; Pakistan initially submitted 2 proposals for TS 1. MRV (through FAO) 2. Governance (through UNEP)

 Formed in Oslo in May 2010, the Partnership serves as an interim platform for its partner countries to scale up actions and finance for REDD+ initiatives

 The Partnership aims to take immediate action (including improving the effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and coordination of REDD+ initiatives and financial instruments), to facilitate knowledge transfer, capacity enhancement, mitigation actions, technology dev/ transfer  The REDD+ Partnership builds on a voluntary, non-legally binding framework to develop and implement collaborative efforts for REDD+
 Pakistan became Partner in 2010  Pakistan developed Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD)  As of 12 June 2011, the Partnership included 73 Partner countries  REDD+ Partnership meeting and workshop, 27-28 Feb, 2012  Next meeting and HLS due in Doha on margins of UNFCCC COP

 FCPF is a global partnership focused on REDD+, formed in 2008  FCPF assists forest countries develop the systems and policies for REDD+, performance-based payments (Readiness Phase)  Support to reference scenarios, REDD+ strategy, designing MRV setting up REDD+ arrangements  Governance structure: 28-member elected Participants Committee  The World Bank acts as trustee for the Readiness Fund, providing technical support to the REDD country participants  37 REDD countries have been selected as FCPF members, 13 countries submitted Readiness Preparation Proposals (R-PPs)  Readiness grant agreements of up to $3.6 m, 16 financial contributors have pledged about $447 m  Pakistan applied for membership to the WB/FMT, expected 2013

Full-scale SFM / REDD+ Project for GEF funding
“Implementation of National Forest Programme”  Forestry Wing developed PIF at $ 18 m  GEF Grant under RAF-5 + SFM/REDD Programme (3:1)

 STAR allocation 4.5 m, SFM/REDD share $1.5 + Co-financing
 Presented to GEF Secretariat  Observations received  UNDP hiring consultant for finalizing PIF

One UN Joint Programme on Environment JPC-3
 Forestry Wing developed proposal at $ 5,75,000  One-UN allocated $ 200,000  On the recommendation of provinces during REDD+ Training Session (October 2011), ICIMOD became implementing partner  ICIMOD developed project proposal at $ 200,000 for 2 years  Agreement signed between One-UN and ICIMOD  WWF to undertake training / capacity building on REDD+  Officially launched during 2nd REDD-NSC meeting in April 2012

1. One-week Training Workshop on “Forest Carbon Stock Assessment” 1418 January 2011, with the support of ISESCO, SDPI, Terra Global Capital 2. Training Session on “REDD+ in Pakistan” 19 – 21 October 2011, with the support of SDPI, One-UN 3. Workshop on “Social & Environmental Principles & Criteria for REDD+ safeguards” 12 January 2012, with the support of SLMP 4. Visit of REDD+ Demonstration sites in Nepal, January 2012, with the support of FAO, ICIMOD