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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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
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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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