Reporting for Results-based REDD+ (RRR+) project: Fiji
In this report at the First Global Conference on Reporting for Results-based REDD+ (RRR+, a project run by the Coalition for Rainforest Nations and CDKN), Semi Vuloaloa of the Government of Fiji describes an island nation rich in forest resources. The country has, to date, struggled to build sufficient technical and financial capacity to gather high quality forest emissions data, he said. Nonetheless, with the assistance of the RRR+ project and others, the Government is determined to improve the quality of the data and pass through the several stages of reporting and verification demanded by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to prepare for REDD+ finance.
So far, said Mr Vuloaloa, the RRR+ project has assisted Fiji’s forestry sector to identify its needs for capacity and reporting methods. He notes that legislation and institutional mechanisms within the forestry sector are “adequate”, for instance, Fiji has a REDD+ policy and Steering Committee and a national REDD+ Strategy is in process. However, “increasing participation from other sectors (e.g. energy, agriculture and land use) will be important”. In the presentation, below, Mr Vuloaloa describes how Fiji is using a step-wise approach in developing capacity on greenhouse gas inventories, reference levels and Biennial Update Reports, based on country-specific emission factors, e.g. mangrove sampling, remote sensing techniques and the harmonisation of sample plot layouts.
The RRR+ project’s first global conference – at which the partners presented their achievements, challenges, and lessons learned – took place 30-31 January 2018 at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan, Italy. Read the conference blog to learn more about discussions there.
This page showcases the REDD+ readiness presentation made by the Government of Fiji at the conference.
Follow the links to see all the governments’ presentations: Latin America and Caribbean Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Panama, Saint Lucia. Africa Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda. Asia-Pacific Fiji, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Vietnam.