Scope The Manual, intends to be a practical, easy to use guide to enable forestry practitioners and end users to implement projects on ground and understand and appreciate all components of REDD+. REDD+ is expected to rapidly emerge as a means to incentivize SFM in India.
Intent It discusses the REDD+ architecture and highlights the need for information on various physical data pertaining to forest cover, degradation and deforestation rate, socio-economic dependence on forest stock, etc. and capacity building of the State Forest Department for REDD+ readiness, and eventually to set up REDD + projects.
Developing REDD+ in India: Brief Steps Site Selection Baseline Development Socio -Economic assessment to identify Project Activity Calculation of Emission Reductions + Sequestration Potential Validation
Recommendations While international architecture and financial arrangements for REDD+ are being evolved, the SFDs can start capacity building activities like: – develop understanding of the REDD+ mechanism – developing mechanisms to assess forest condition and biodiversity – ensuring safeguards for the communities – Training on GIS-related softwares – Carbon assessment
Thanks Contact information Mr. Arun K. Bansal, IFS, Director, IIFM Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Verma, Professor, EDE, IIFM Mr. Rajesh Kumar, ISS, Senior Dpty. Director (Forest Inventory), FSI Mr. Swapan Mehra, CEO & Founder, IES Ms. Priyanka Batra, Consultant (TIFAC- IIASA Project), IIFM