Fiji forest gets $7.1 million grant for readiness efforts

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Fiji delegates: (L-R) Mr Eliki Senivasa, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Services) and Mr Inoke Wainiqolo, Permanent Secretary of Fisheries and Forests


Fiji has been allocated a grant of up to $7.1 million to support REDD+ readiness efforts in the country.
The resolution passed at the 16th meeting of participants committee of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The funds were granted after a rigorous review process of REDD+ readiness preparation proposals (RPPs) submitted by 11 countries. Fiji was one of the eight countries to successfully meet the requirements for funding.
The FCPF management team praised Fiji’s proposal as of the highest quality with the proposal coming in the top three of the 11 submitted. The lead expert reviewer of the Fiji RPP, Jayant Sathaye, congratulated Fiji on a well written and coherent proposal.
The Fiji RPP was drafted through extensive stakeholder consultations involving officers from various sectors and agencies.
The Fiji national REDD+ programme is supported by the SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community)/GIZ (German Agency for International Co-operation) programmes.
REDD+ is an initiative that encourages developing countries to contribute to greenhouse gas emission reductions by reducing deforestation, forest degradation and by promoting forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and increasing forest carbon stocks.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013