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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 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
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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

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
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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

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

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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Date added: 02/13/2012
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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

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
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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

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