Project Lead: Kai Windhorst Duration: 01 Dec 2013 to 31 Dec 2020
The project cooperates closely with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and government bodies of the four partner countries: Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal. The project aims to prepare these partners in the Himalayas for results-based REDD+ approaches and supports them in the fields of ecological restoration and sustainable use of biodiverse forest ecosystems. One priority area is supporting the national REDD+ focal points to continue developing national REDD strategies. This is being combined with piloting REDD+ in conjunction with local forest users and indigenous groups. Cooperative agreements are being established with actors involved in the voluntary carbon market as well as other donors to fund compensation payments. The results are translated at the national level into policy recommendations and fed into international negotiations in cooperation with the participating national REDD+ focal points and are also used to raise awareness.