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Aceh Province REDD Progress Update GCF Meeting Banda Aceh May 2010. Introduction and Overview Policy and Institutional Framework Forest Carbon Accounting Community. Introduction. Aceh, Indonesia Ulu Masen Leuser. Ulu Masen Strategic Area. Leuser Ecosystem. Overview.

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Aceh province redd progress update gcf meeting banda aceh may 2010

Aceh Province REDD Progress UpdateGCF MeetingBanda Aceh May 2010



Introduction
Introduction

  • Aceh, Indonesia

  • Ulu Masen

  • Leuser

Ulu Masen Strategic Area

Leuser Ecosystem


Overview
Overview

  • Aceh’s forests are highly diverse and provide important habitats for a range of globally threatened flagship species such as the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and orangutan.

  • The post-tsunami reconstruction effort and the end of the conflict in Aceh have rapidly increased threats to forest resources.

  • Aceh’s forests are an important carbon sink. Their protection will assist in global climate change mitigation efforts


Government of aceh commitment
Government of Aceh Commitment

  • December 2008: Governor of Aceh released an environmentally-friendly development strategy for the province, known as ‘Aceh Green’.

  • Aceh Green aims to rebuild Aceh’s economy following the conflict and tsunami through innovative and sustainable management of Aceh’s natural resources, especially forests.


Policy and institutional framework
Policy and Institutional Framework

  • REDD Taskforce (Technical, Community and Legal working groups established)

  • Support for REDD from Aceh Parliament

  • Legal framework (incl. national/provincial harmonisation and carbon title)

  • Review of existing concessions

  • Aceh provincial spatial plan reviewsupports REDD activities

  • Capacity building


Forest carbon accounting ulu masen and leuser ecosystems
Forest Carbon Accounting – Ulu Masen and Leuser Ecosystems

  • IPCC carbon stock estimates

  • Spatial analysis & forest type stratification

  • Indicative historical deforestation rates

  • Training of GoA REDD Taskforce field teams

  • Implementation of carbon stock surveys (March 2010)


Communit y engagement
Community Engagement

  • GoA REDD Taskforce Community Working Group established March 2010

  • Initiated free, prior and informed consent process with local communities

  • Feedback and complaints hotline established

  • Information and education materials/visuals developed

  • Community social baseline assessment


Closing remarks
Closing Remarks

  • Aceh is taking concrete steps to develop a Provincial level baseline

  • Aceh supports the development of a GCF protocol built on existing best-practice REDD standards



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