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
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