REDD+ in Cameroon: The national context uri icon


  • Cameroon has embarked on the process of preparing for REDD+ through issuance of its Readiness Plan Idea Note (validated in 2008) and its Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) (2013), with financial assistance channeled through the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. The latter document presents the dynamics of deforestation and forest degradation in Cameroon and its MRV system. The net annual deforestation rate in Cameroon was estimated as 0.03% between 2000 and 2005 by Ernst et al. (2013). However, this could increase due to international and national investments in agroindustry and associated expansion of cocoa and oil palm plantations, mining, and infrastructure (Megevand 2013). According to the R-PP, REDD+ should provide Cameroon with a tool for the development of various sectors of the national economy. In June 2014, Cameroon released a three-year plan for the development of the national REDD+ strategy, largely based on the experiences of pilot initiatives

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  • 2014