Presentation on theme: "Presentation by Alfred N. Gichu Kenya’s REDD+ Readiness."— Presentation transcript:
Presentation by Alfred N. Gichu Kenya’s REDD+ Readiness
Contents National circumstances Objectives of Kenya’s REDD+ Strategy Priority Areas Readiness activities Kenya’s progress towards Readiness
Kenya Country Profile Profile ItemStatisticRemark Area582,650 KM 2 80 % ASAL Population38 million80% reside in 20 % area - high & medium rainfall areas Dependence on agriculture sector 70% of population Mainly subsistence Forest cover3.6 million Ha 5.9% ; 36% is closed canopy located in high population density areas, 50,000 ha lost every year thro’ D&D. Wood energyOver 70% national energy demand From unsustainable sources
Kenya’s Participation in REDD+ Kenya is voluntarily participating in REDD+ Readiness to support : Realization of Constitutional and vision 2030 objectives; Design of policies and measures to protect and improve forest resources; realization of the NCCRS goals. Contribution to global climate change goals. National REDD+ strategy and implementation framework to include activities that: mitigate emissions, eligible for international finance in-line with national economic, social and environmental priorities.
Priority Areas of Focus 1. Reducing pressure to clear forests for agriculture, settlements and other land uses; 2. Promoting sustainable utilization of forests by promoting efficiency, energy conservation; 3. Improving governance in the forest sector by strengthening national capacity for FLEG, advocacy and awareness ; 4. Enhancement of carbon stocks through forestry extension, incentives for commercial forestry, addressing the fire problems
REDD+ Readiness Activities Readiness activities include A national strategy for implementation and the institutional and legal implementation framework, A Reference Emission Level and/or Forest Reference Level for greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from deforestation and/or forest degradation; and A Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Monitoring system to assess the effect of the REDD strategy on GHG emissions, livelihoods and other benefits.
Kenya’s progress towards Readiness Kenya has an approved RPP that provides a roadmap of activities that will ensure Readiness. These include: National Management Arrangements Stakeholder Consultation and Participation Programme Assessment of Land use, Forest Policy and Governance REDD+ Strategy and arrangements for implementation SESA A REL and/or Forest Reference Level Design of a Monitoring system
Progress in Readiness A National Steering Committee constituted ; NRCO established and Coordinator recruited; Sensitization and information sharing ongoing; A Forest Governance assessment report prepared; National Forest Programme under formulation; Forest Policy and legislation alignment to the Constitution and CC; National Carbon Investment and Trading Policy ; NCCRS Action Plans including a LCDS being developed; and Socialization of SESA
REL/ FL and MRV System Review of requirements and gap analysis of capability of the key institutions in Support of Forest Mapping and REDD+; Established reference systems and standards for mapping and resource classification; Finalized our forest definition to support forest cover mapping; Identified sources and accessed all existing forest, land use and map data ; Identified and accessed all required archive satellite imagery; Identified all equipment necessary to undertake satellite image- based creation and update of the forest resource map; Currently undertaking satellite imagery interpretation.