The overall objective is to support Liberia to design a socially and environmentally sound national strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) that is prepared and validated by national stakeholders.
An estimated 20% of Liberia’s forested area was lost between 2000 and 2014. Since 2007, Liberia has been engaging in REDD+ readiness processes by developing a Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). Going forward, the country needs a national strategy to ensure that REDD+ activities are implemented in a coherent manner that complies with REDD+ requirements at UNFCCC level.
LTS has supported REDD+ stakeholders with in-depth analytical work to assess and validate preliminary strategic options for the REDD+ Strategy, including
Preparation of a roadmap for the implementation of the strategy.
Value and benefits
A draft national REDD+ strategy and implementation Roadmap will guide the FDA and REDD+ stakeholders in the next steps of REDD+ readiness.
The opportunities for conserving the carbon stocks in concessions and proposed Protected Areas are substantial.