Development of the National REDD+ Investment Framework of the Central African Republic

2019 - 2020
Ref 2018-F-019

Institutional support, Forest and climate change
Central Africa
Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is committed to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

TEREA, in collaboration with IRAM, CIRAD and LERSA, has been retained to carry out the work of elaborating a National REDD+ Investment Framework (CNI-REDD+) for the National Climate Coordination (CNC), an agency of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD).

The CNI-REDD+ is a tool for operationalising the REDD+ strategy, which aims to coordinate and mobilise REDD+ funding over an initial implementation period from 2020 to 2025. It should present a set of prioritised and coherent actions to address the direct and indirect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and increase forest carbon stocks while contributing to the country's socio-economic development.

The CNI was achieved through the coherence of 7 sectoral studies, carried out with broad stakeholder consultation, allowing the identification of priority measures in the areas of land use planning, forestry, energy, mining, agroecology/agroforestry, coffee/cocoa, and governance. A compilation report of the studies including criteria for prioritising activities and an identification of funding sources was produced. The INC was then drafted and validated at national level.