Oddar Meanchey Quarterly: REDD+Update Issue No.1 ( December 2010)

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  • 8/3/2019 Oddar Meanchey Quarterly: REDD+Update Issue No.1 ( December 2010)



    Hello, and a warm welcome to Oddar Meanchey Quarterly's first edition! We have lots of exciting news

    for you, the most important being the approval of the projects REDD+ methodology by the Verified

    Carbon Standard (VCS).

    A Quick Brief on OM CF REDD+

    The Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry Reduced

    Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (OM

    CF REDD+) project is a carbon offset initiative

    undertaken by the Cambodian Forestry Administration(FA). The project is currently funded by the Clinton

    Climate Initiative and Pact. OM CF REDD+ will

    generate carbon credits by safeguarding 13

    community forests in the northwest province of Oddar

    Meanchey, covering 64,318 hectares of forestland.

    The credits will be sold on the global voluntary market, with the majority of the net income returning to

    the participating communities to support the continued development of sustainable livelihoods.

    REDD's Mosaic Methodology

    On the 3rd December, 2010, Terra Global Capital (TGC) proudly announced that the Verified Carbon

    Standard (VCS) had approved the first Mosaic REDD methodology after a dual validation process.

    This methodology was designed to support the OM CF REDD+ project. The VCS CEO added: "This

  • 8/3/2019 Oddar Meanchey Quarterly: REDD+Update Issue No.1 ( December 2010)


    Romdoul Veasna and Sangkrous Preychheu community forestry areas. This was the first extensive

    scientific assessment of biodiversity ever conducted in the area. Some of the important HCV (High

    Conservation Value) findings include the Great Slaty Woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus), the

    Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) and the Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius).

    Pact is currently finalizing a social assessment which provides local community members with an

    important opportunity to provide input into the project design document (PDD) that is currently being

    finalized. As part of the assessment, between September and October 2010, 294 households were

    surveyed by CDA and Pact staff, while13 villages were involved in a series of participatory rural

    appraisals whereby CF participants provided critical information on the drivers of deforestation within

    their CFs.

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