Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (Kenya)

Initiative

Summary

Kenya‘s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) outlines the process by which the Government of Kenya will develop its national strategy for participating in an evolving international mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conserving and enhancing stocks and sustainably managing forests (REDD+). 

The R-PP provides a detailed assessment of the forest sector and the policy, social and legal framework that currently drive activities in this resource. It  presents  various components that propose:
- four strategy priority areas and actions to design and test REDD+ measures that have emerged from the R-PP formulation process as options for Kenya‘s forest carbon emission management strategy. The four priority areas are i)  reducing pressure to clear forests for agriculture; ii) promoting sustainable utilisation of forests; iii) improving governance in  the forest sector; and iv) promoting enhancement of carbon stocks;
- a management and consultation approach that will underlie all activities in the upcoming R-PP implementation phase, and recommends some legal, economic and financial arrangements for subsequent REDD+ implementation;
- an approach to design Kenya‘s carbon emissions reference scenario and the means for monitoring these emissions;
- an approach to assess and subsequently monitor social and environmental impactsfrom the REDD+ strategies and an overall REDD+ program monitoring mechanism. 

As of June 2012, a revised R-PP has been submitted to the FCPF in August 2010 and Kenya has began implementation of the R-PP.