MAJOR-GENERAL (RET’D) JIOJI KONUSI KONROTE...
Activities undertaken through the Fiji National REDD+ Programme are driven by government and stakeholders, and follow international guidelines and standards. Fiji’s national programme began in 2009, and its activities are guided by the National REDD+ Policy, the National Climate Change Policy and the draft National REDD+ Strategy. The Ministry of Fisheries and Forests is the lead agency for the National REDD+ Programme and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the national climate change lead agency and political focal point.More...
REDD+ is a climate change mitigation mechanism that aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by keeping the carbon in trees and forests.
REDD+ stands for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and through the conservation of forests, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
The ‘+’ in REDD+ aims to protect the carbon stocks in forests and also enhance the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and accumulating it in the forest carbon pool.
REDD+ offers financial incentives to developing countries to keep trees standing or to grow more trees to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase sequestration.
The 16th meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Cancun, Mexico, encouraged developing countries that are party to the convention to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the forest sector by undertaking REDD+ activities.