The REDD Implementation Center under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) is the lead institution to undertake REDD readiness activities in Nepal. The REDD readiness activities for Nepal are guided by the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). The R-PP was approved by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank in 2010, providing Nepal with a grant to implement the activities outlined in the R-PP. The vision for Nepal’s REDD strategy is that by 2013 and beyond, our greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation will be significantly reduced by forest conservation and enhancement, by addressing the livelihoods concerns of poor and socially marginalized forest dependent people, and by establishing effective policy, regulatory and institutional structures for sustainable development of Nepal’s forests under the forthcoming new constitutional framework.
The Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation has established a three-tiered institutional mechanism for implementing REDD plus, consisting of the REDD plus multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder coordinating and monitoring committee as the apex body; the REDD Working Group at the operational level and the REDD Implementation Center as the coordinating entity. Besides these mechanisms, a stakeholder forum has been established to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the entire REDD plus process. The ultimate goal of Nepal’s REDD readiness process is to prepare the National REDD Strategy.
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