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With an extensive track record in development in the forestry, land use, natural resources management sectors, we are well placed to respond to REDD+, and have a good track record in doing so. We have in-house staff with core knowledge, experience and expertise on REDD+ readiness activities, strategy development, institutional development, measurement, reporting and verification, piloting and other issues and incentives associated with forest-based climate change mitigation.
LTS’s practical work on REDD+ implementation is best demonstrated by our ability to deliver a range of services, including:

  • Upstream REDD+ policy support – we support the design and implementation of readiness frameworks and strategies under the (FCPF, UNREDD), design investment strategies (FIP), and advise on the development of national and subnational reference levels/reference emission levels and MRV systems, conduct opportunity cost and other cost assessments important for REDD+ readiness.

  • Building REDD+ institutional capacity – we improve capabilities to serve REDD+ focal points via greater access to relevant information, international policy and technical assistance.

  • Legislative analysis – we provide advice and analysis to ensure developers have an in-depth understanding of domestic law and policy from a project development and investment perspective where rights, interests, and benefit sharing are paramount.

  • Detailed project design - we provide advisory services related to every step of forest carbon project design and implementation.

  • Project identification - Preliminary assessment of project eligibility, additionality, GHG emissions reduction potential and economic viability.

  • Project feasibility assessment- Identification of baseline and eligible AFOLU and REDD+ methodologies, assessment of leakage threat and other risks, barrier analysis and environmental and social impacts); and

  • Project design / implementation- Design and development of forest carbon projects to validation under voluntary standards.

  • Reference scenarios – we can support development of “business as usual” reference scenarios based on historic data and / or modeled approaches, taking account of national circumstances.

  • Measurement, Reporting and Verification – we design and support to MRV framework development and implementation processes by analysing the cost-benefit of different approaches and collaborating with key institutions to deliver forest monitoring and inventory, land cover and land use change, and mapping services. Broader forest monitoring, e.g. in relation to safeguards aspects including environmental, biodiversity and social impacts is also undertaken.

  • Benefit sharing mechanisms – we work with project partners to build stable, sustainable REDD+ related benefit sharing systems designed to enhance the long-term economic security of the poor.

  • Fund management structures – our services in this area include designing and managing climate investment funds such as the Congo Basin Forest Fund, and monitoring and evaluating large-scale REDD+ investments such as the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative.

  • Capacity assessments – we assess REDD+ strategy implementation frameworks, in terms of capacity requirements, financial support needed, and gaps existing with regard to potentially available resources.

  • Private sector engagement and compliance support – we help private companies understand the REDD+ regulatory requirements and opportunities which inform sound sustainability practice.

  • Monitoring and evaluation – we assess the impact, relevance, effectiveness and sustainability at REDD+ policy, initiative, programmatic and project levels.

  • LTS has in-house GIS capacity to investigate forest cover change through development of multi-layered maps that will assist in the analysis of drivers and causes of forest cover change in the country.

Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management
2017 - 2019

Evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund
2016 - 2017

Background Paper and Analysis of Country Data to Support Development of Comprehensive Landscape Methodological Approach
2016 - 2017

Due Diligence on a REDD+ Project in Kenya for IFCs Finance for Forestry (F4F) Bond
2015 - 2015

Review of Civil Society Organisations working on REDD+
2015 - 2015

Development of Methodologies to Assess Changes in Carbon Stock for Managed Conservation Areas
2015 - 2015

Evaluation of Carbon Market Finance Programme
2015 - 2025

Liberia-National REDD+ Strategy Consultation
2015 - 2016

Provision of Baseline Data and Cadastral Maps for Priority Provinces in Indonesia: Aceh Province
2014 - 2015

Miombo Forests, Livelihoods and Climate Resilient Landscapes: Scoping Study
2014 - 2015

Analysis of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Malawi
2014 - 2015

Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development
2014 - 2014

Examination of Hectares Indicator for the UK International Climate Fund
2014 - 2014

Implementation of the Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme - Phase 3
2014 - 2018

Real-time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative: Measurement, Reporting and Verification
2013 - 2013

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Framework
2013 - 2016

Scoping for Forest Investment Program
2013 - 2014

Real-time Evaluation of NICFI - Synthesis Evaluation
2013 - 2014

Mid-Term Review of Norwegian funded LiDAR Project in Tanzania
2013 - 2013

Developing a REDD+ Cost Assessment Management Tool
2012 - 2012

Capacity Needs Assessment of Government Institutions at Central, Regional, District and Local Levels for the Establishment and Management of a REDD+ Scheme
2012 -

iCoast: Understanding the Fiscal and Regulatory Mechanisms Necessary to Achieve Climate Compatible Development in the Coastal Zone
2012 - 2014

Identification of a Global Climate Change Alliance Project in Liberia
2012 - 2012

Transforming Tanzania's Charcoal Sector Feasibility Study
2011 - 2011

Development of Forest Investment Strategy
2011 -

Integrated Assessment of Land Use Options
2011 - 2013

Feasibility assessment for Mpingo REDD+ Pilot Project in Kilwa District
2011 - 2014

Estimating Cost Elements of REDD+
2011 - 2012

REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal
2011 - 2011

Safeguarding REDD+: Towards Robust, Efficient and Transparent Financial Governance
2011 - 2012

Lessons Learned from Support to Civil Society Organisations
2011 - 2012

Contributions to the Formulation and Implementation of National REDD Strategies: 2007-2010
2010 - 2011

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries Horizon
2010 - 2010

Evaluation of National Forest Monitoring and Assessment Programme & Country Projects
2010 - 2010

Real Time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative
2010 - 2014

Contributions to a Global REDD+ Regime 2007-2010
2010 - 2011

Scoping of a High-Deforesting Multi-country Programme for the Africa Regional Department
2010 - 2010

Support Services for Implementation of Miti Mingi Maisha Bora
2009 - 2016

Forest Carbon Project in the Enoosupukia Forest Trust Land and Adjoining Areas
2009 - 2011

Briefing Paper on Lessons from Different Policy Approaches for REDD
2008 - 2008

Congo Basin Forest Fund - Assessment of REDD Project Proposals
2008 - 2009

Assessment of Current Capability and Future Costs for Major Forest Nations to Measure and Monitor their Carbon and Scoping Capacity for Climate Change Mitigation in Tropical Forest Countries
2008 - 2008

Congo Basin Forest Fund
2008 - 2010

Plan Vivo System
2003 - 2005

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