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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

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Carbon Emissions from Forest Degradation caused by Selective Logging in Fiji Carbon Emissions from Forest Degradation caused by Selective Logging in Fiji

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In this study, carbon emissions from selective logging are estimated by combining activity-related emission factors from demonstration activities with national log production data from natural forests in Fiji.

The log production in Fiji averages 62,500 m³ per year, causing emissions of approximately 252,000 t CO2. Although emissions from selective logging are modest, the activity bears the most significant potential for carbon emission reductions from the forest sector through an application of Sustainable Forest Management practices.

Prepared by: Manuel Haas, on behalf of the SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

April 2015

Carbon Emission Factors of Differently Managed Natural Rainforests in Fiji Carbon Emission Factors of Differently Managed Natural Rainforests in Fiji

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Date added: 09/15/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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This study reports on the change in carbon stock following different management regimes including Sustainable Forest Management some 20 years ago as part of the Natural Forest Management Pilot Project (NFMPP) in Nakavu, Fiji.

Currently, the most important result is that the area under Sustainable Forest Management regime seems to contain only slightly less carbon (2.5 % less, in average over the felling cycle) than the untouched control areas which remain in their natural state.

Prepared by: Michael Mussong on behalf of the regional SPC/GIZ REDD project "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries".

June 2014

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

Reference Database and Validation Concept for Remote Sensing based Forest Cover Change Products Reference Database and Validation Concept for Remote Sensing based Forest Cover Change Products

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Date added: 04/25/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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This accuracy assessment of the available data and data storage on the forest resources in Fiji shows that managed commercial forests are well documented, while indigenous forests usually lack good quality data, due to uncontrolled utilization. It recommends the systematic improvement of data quality, including a review of definitions of forest states and stratification.

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

March 2014

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

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