REDD+ definition: "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation in developing countries; and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries".
Firstly, Countries interested in REDD+ are required to progress through three phases, which are closely linked with one another (UNFCCC Decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 73):
• readiness phase, involving the development of national strategies or action plans, REDD+ mitigation actions, and capacity building;
• implementation of national strategies and results-based demonstration activities, enacting REDD+ actions and national strategies or plans that could involve further capacity building, technology development and transfer, and results-based demonstration activities;
• results-based actions that must be fully measured, reported and verified.
Secondly, the following five REDD+ activities contribute to mitigation actions in the forest sector and have been globally agreed and these five activities can best be implemented collectively or separately through a package of coordinated REDD+ actions defined by each country and included in national strategies and action plans.
• reducing emissions from deforestation
• reducing emissions from forest degradation
• conservation of forest-carbon stocks
• enhancement of forest-carbon stocks
• sustainable management of forests
SOUTHERN CARDAMOM REDD+ PROJECT - VCS1748
Timing Carbon has done spot trading of 100,000 tonnes for this project.
The Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project（SCRP) protects 497,000 hectares of tropical rainforest in South-West Cambodia which is globally significant for wildlife conservation, ecosystem servicing, and community livelihoods.
The project uses global best practices of forest protection and community development to safeguard the forest and prevent more than 3,000,000 tons of carbon emissions annually. The project will be accredited under Voluntary Carbon (VCS) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards.
The project also contributes to the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)
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