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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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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Date added: 02/10/2013
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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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

Forest Stratification in Fiji using High Resolution Satellite Imagery Forest Stratification in Fiji using High Resolution Satellite Imagery

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Date added: 09/12/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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A remote sensing based method for forest stratification in Fiji is proposed and applied to a REDD+-site. With very high resolution satellite imagery the canopy of the forest is mapped, after which this classification is stratified in open and closed forest. The results show that the method classifies the forest well and that the chosen definitions are a good representation of the actual Fijian forest.

Prepared by: Jonas van Duijvenbode, Johannes Reiche, Wolf Forstreuter - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

August 2014

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

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Date added: 11/15/2012
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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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

Republic of Fiji: Legal Framework for REDD+ Republic of Fiji: Legal Framework for REDD+

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Date added: 01/09/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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The report provides a legal context to the various issues relating to REDD+ in Fiji. These include the required institutional arrangements, land tenure issues, regulatory instruments, leasing structures, identification of carbon rights, addressing competing land use interests and implementation of safeguards. Concise information on the current legal arrangements in Fiji and proposals to support the requirements under REDD+ are detailed.

Prepared by: Lisa Ogle - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

December 2013

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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Date added: 11/08/2012
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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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

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