Lao PDR submitted its initial Forest Reference Emission Level/Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) on 8 January 2018, and the modified version was submitted in October 2018. The technical assessment completed in January 2019 and all the information are published in the UNFCCC REDD+ web platform 1.
This report presents the REDD+ results achieved by Lao PDR for the period of 2015-2018. The REDD+ results is measured in full consistency with the FREL/FRL in methodology and scope, by using updated data. As a result, the REDD+ results for the period of 2015 2018 is 12,805,253 tCO2e for reduced emissions and 1,873,301 tCO2e for increased removals respectively over 4 years. For the benefit of the readers, comparison of the scope and methodologies between the FREL/FRL and the REDD+ results are summarized in Table 2 below. Where the methodology used for the estimation of REDD+ results was consistent with that of the FREL/FRL, “Same” is injected to indicate methodological consistency.
Lao PDR 1st National REDD+ Results Report for REDD+ Results-Based-Payment under UNFCCC
This document presents the Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for the implementation of the Emission Reductions (ER) Program titled Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL) in six northern provinces of Lao PDR approved by the Carbon Fund in 2018. The BSP builds on the indicative benefit sharing arrangements proposed in the Emission Reductions Program Document (ERPD) and is a result of broad stakeholder consultation
Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL)
Benefit Sharing Plan (Advanced Draft)
ເອກະສານສະບັບນີ້ ສະເຫນີແຜນການແບ່ງປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດ (ຜບຜ ຫລື BSP) ສໍາລັບ ການຈັດຕັ້ງ ໂຄງການ ຫລຸດຜ່ອນທາດອາຍເຮືອນແກ້ວ (ຫລື ໂຄງການ ER) ຂອງລາວ ຊື່ງມີຊື່ເຕັມວ່າ ໂຄງການ ສ້າງຄວາມເຂັ້ມແຂງໃນວຽກງານປ່າໄມ້, ການຄຸ້ມຄອງປ່າໄມ້ແບບພູມີທັດ ແລະ ສົ່ງເສີມຊີວິດການເປັນຢູ່ (ໂຄງການ ປປພຊ ຫລື GFLL) ຢູ່ 6 ແຂວງພາກເຫນືອຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ ແລະ ໄດ້ຮັບການຮັບຮອງໂດຍ ກອງທຶນກາກບອນ (Carbon Fund) ໃນປີ 2018. ຜບຜ ໄດ້ຖືກສ້າງຂື້ນ ບົນພື້ນຖານ ການກໍານົດກົນໄກການແບ່ງປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດ ໃນເອກະສານໂຄງການ ERPD ຊື່ງໄດ້ນໍາສະເຫນີ (ໃນປີ 2018) ແລະ ຜົນຈາກການປຶກສາຫາລືກັບພາກສ່ວນກ່ຽວຂ້ອງ ຊື່ງໄດ້ຈັດຕັ້ງຢູ່ໃນຫລາຍລະດັບ ມີຫລາຍຮູບແບບ.
Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)
Process Framework (PF)
Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)
Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA)
Ethnic Group Policy Framework (EGPF)
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The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011. The project started in August 2014, and is going to continue until 30th June 2020 with additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant mainly supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. Therefore, the FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments in future. One such international investment for REDD+ is from the FCPF Carbon Fund.
The Department of Forestry, through FCPF Project now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interests in providing the services. Interested individual consultants shall submit their applications indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, appropriate skills, etc.).
The World Bank FCFP is supporting Lao PDR to prepare REDD+ Readiness and implement the mitigation activities in the six northern provinces from 2020-2025. However, for filling the financial gap, and to be able to implement the mitigation activities under the Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAP), GIZ and DoF/MAF have prepared a funding proposal “Implementation of Lao PDR Emissions Reduction Program through Improved Governance and Sustainable Forest Landscape Management” and submitted it to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This proposal is going to be considered in the 24th Board Meeting in November 2019 (B24).
As part of the CGF requirements, Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) documents including (1) Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), (3) Gender Assessment and (4) Gender Action Plan have been developed.
The documents are listed as below:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Environmental and Social Management Plan
Gender Action Plan
The AF-SUPSFM would (a) expand the scope of the existing project, and (b) address a cost overrun due to exchange rate loss. By continuing to implement all four existing project components, the AF would maintain and enhance implementation capacity for participatory SFM, forest certification, reforestation, and livelihood development. The AF would also allow the implementation of innovative activities such as chain of custody certification, developing bankable forest landscape investment plans, enable and monitor sustainable private sector participation in the sector (continuing the close cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported project under the Forest Investment Program), strengthen multi-agency forest law enforcement, and institutionalize learning and put existing and new knowledge into use in investment and policy.
The objectives of AF-SUPSFM continue to be linked to REDD+ and climate change mitigation leading to carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions and the protection of forest carbon stocks. Its justification is the combating of carbon emissions caused by a decrease in the forest cover. In line with REDD+ objectives, AF-SUPSFM aims to continue and enhance forest landscape management, by promoting the creation of landscape investment plans.
Project Development Objective of AF-SUPSFM is to execute REDD+ activities through participatory sustainable forest management in priority areas and to pilot forest landscape management in four provinces. Key results from the project will include: • Forest area brought under management plans • Forest area brought under forest landscape management • People in forest and adjacent communities with monetary/non-monetary benefit from the intervention • Rate of annual forest cover loss in targeted Production Forest Areas (PFAs) • Enhanced carbon storage from improved forest protection and restoration • Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.