Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

II. Fiji

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Development of Technical Parameters for the Integration of SFM and REDD+ - Concept and Workplan Development of Technical Parameters for the Integration of SFM and REDD+ - Concept and Workplan

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The report contains a project concept for a demonstration area: all SFM-relevant measures will be implemented but under the extended perspective of REDD+. In particular, the development of carbon stock after different logging intensities will be elaborated.

Author: Michael Mussong

December 2011

Technical Parameters for the Integration of SFM and REDD+ in the Nakavau Demonstration Site (Fiji) Technical Parameters for the Integration of SFM and REDD+ in the Nakavau Demonstration Site (Fiji)

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Report on investigations in a demonstration area to elaborate technical planning parameters for the integration of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation + forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

Prepared by: Michael Mussong and Stephan Hoffmann, HNE Eberswalde/Germany, on behalf of the SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

June 2012

 REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Fiji - Background Legal Analysis REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Fiji - Background Legal Analysis

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the relevance of carbon rights for REDD+ in Fiji and to identify the options for the ownership of forest carbon rights. A forest carbon right is the legal right of a person or group in relation to forest over which the person or group has control or owns, to exploit the economic benefits of the carbon stored and sequestered in the forest.

Fiji has to make a policy decision on the way ahead for carbon rights to proceed with the national REDD+ programme. The choices are between the various options for ownership of carbon rights.

Prepared by: Ms Christine Trenorden, on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional REDD+ Project: Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries.

November 2012 / Published April 2013

Reduced Impact Logging - Fiji Stakeholder Workshop, October 4, 2012 Reduced Impact Logging - Fiji Stakeholder Workshop, October 4, 2012

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This workshop was convened by the Fiji Department of Forests to provide a forum for stakeholder discussion of the proposed changes to the Fiji National Code of Harvesting Practice 2010.

It was also intended to be a forum for presentation of the Consultants initial observations and findings with regards to incorporating the concept to RIL into the NCOHP (see for reference report: Reduced Impact Logging and Fiji’s National Harvest Code of Practice, Klassen, 2012).

Author: Arthur W. Klassen - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

October 2012

Reduced Impact Logging and Fiji’s National Code of Harvest Practices Reduced Impact Logging and Fiji’s National Code of Harvest Practices

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Fiji has in place a revised national code of harvest practices (NCOHP). This Code provides the instrument for the implementation of reduced impact logging. It provides practical guidance to forestry officers, landowners, contractors and the forest industry on how forest harvesting should be conducted so as to achieve best practice and minimize any adverse impacts.

However, the Code is just a guideline and currently has no legislative backing to enforce its implementation. For RIL to be implemented effectively, it is considered desirable to develop a legal framework in order to strengthen enforcement. It is hoped that the implementation of RIL in Fiji will reflect a change from the “business as usual” operations to a more sustainable harvesting of Fiji’s forests. This consultancy identifies actions and issues to be addressed to support this implementation.

Author: Arthur W. Klassen - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

November 2012

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