Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)+ Community Carbon Pools Programme is a regional initiative in Southeast Asia to improve and strengthen REDD+ related forest governance, by ensuring that the tenurial rights of indigenous and forest-dependent communities are incorporated into the decision-making process and creating Community Carbon Pools.
The programme is managed by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) working in close partnership with the NTFP-Exchange Programme and PanNature. The programme seeks to create synergies and share knowledge between the programme countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The Programme aims to:
- Develop national REDD+ policies that strengthen community participation and the role of local governments in forest management.
- Develop sub-national REDD+ procedures and regulations in four pilot sites with active civil society participation.
- Establish Community Carbon Pools, with benefit sharing mechanisms, based on community forest tenure in four pilot sites.
- Ensure that High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) are protected in pilot project landscapes.