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

IV. Solomon Islands

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Detection and Quantification of Deforestation during 2000 – 2013 on Choiseul, Solomon Islands Detection and Quantification of Deforestation during 2000 – 2013 on Choiseul, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 07/21/2014
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During the period 2000 – 2013, 1,998 ha or 154 ha/year were deforested on Choiseul, equalling about 0.65 % of the total forest area in 2010 (307,701ha). This is the result of the analysis of remote sensing data from 2000, 2010 and 2013. The report explains the methodology applied and sources of potential errors within the analysis, such as cloud cover and accuracy of available data. However, it is a valuable first step towards developing a methodology for a national deforestation baseline in Solomon Islands.

Prepared by: Jörg Seifert-Granzin and Dorys Mendez Zeballos – on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries‘

April 2014

REDD Feasibility Study for East Rennell World Heritage Site, Solomon Islands REDD Feasibility Study for East Rennell World Heritage Site, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 09/16/2013
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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East Rennell Natural World Heritage Site (WHS) in Solomon Islands is one of only three areas of World Heritage status in the Pacific Island Region. This feasibility study concludes that a REDD+ project for the East Rennell Island WHS, would generate higher income for the local land owner association than a logging operation. Furthermore, it suggests that such an activity could support the local acceptance and conservation of the currently endangered World Heritage Status.

Author: Scott Alexander Stanley on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

July 2013

REDD Feasibility Study for Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands REDD Feasibility Study for Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 09/16/2013
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This feasibility study concludes that a REDD+ project on Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands, would generate higher income for the local land owner association than a logging operation. Tetepare is a hotspot for biodiversity, as well as for biomass per hectare, which additionally increases the value of conservation.

Author: Scott Alexander Stanley on behalf of: SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”

July 2013

REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Solomon Islands - Background Legal Analysis REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Solomon Islands - Background Legal Analysis

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Date added: 11/15/2012
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Who ‘owns’ the carbon in the forest? This is a question of great importance for all developing countries preparing to engage with REDD+, including Solomon Islands. Land in Solomon Islands is of central importance to the cultural and economic security of customary landowning communities. Consequently, the right to control forest carbon and the right to enjoy the economic benefits that may flow from this under REDD+ are also of critical importance to Solomon Islanders.

Prepared by: Professor Jennifer Corrin, on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional REDD+ Project "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries".

November 2012

REDD+ Demonstration Activities in Choiseul, Solomon Islands REDD+ Demonstration Activities in Choiseul, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 04/21/2015
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The report summarizes activities and outcomes of REDD+ demonstration activities in Sirebe & Vuri Tribal Land and Guerre Land, Choiseul, Solomon Islands. The timber inventory, carbon stock estimates and cost benefit analysis performed aimed to further improve a local forest carbon project under the Plan Vivo Standard.

The annual baseline emissions are estimated at 40,980 t CO2e (two sites combined), which equates to potential production of 40,980 carbon credits annually.

Prepared by:  Robbie Henderson (Live & Learn / Nakau Programme) on behalf of the SPC/GIZ Regional Project 'Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries'.

April 2015

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