In the Media
Mongolia begins its REDD+ Roadmap process
September 30, 2011
Mongolia’s Forest Agency, the country’s national REDD+ focal institution, held its first national stakeholder consultation meeting on 12 September to inform Mongolian national institutions, local governments, community groups, the private sector, civil society, academia and development partners about the country’s REDD+ plans. This consultation also set out to establish the membership of Mongolia’s newly created REDD+ taskforce.
The mandate to create this taskforce came from the country’s initial REDD+ consultations in March of this year. Since then, the Forestry Agency under the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism prepared a draft ministerial decree to formally establish the taskforce and ensure it is set up with a balanced representation from a wide range of stakeholders.
The taskforce and advisory group will spend the next several months to work on detailed stakeholder mapping, gap analyses and recommendations to address existing needs in three key areas: i) drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and strategies; ii) stakeholder engagement and safeguards; and iii) REDD+ assessment and monitoring (MRV and monitoring).
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Keywords: Asia, Mongolia, REDD, REDD task force, task force, UN REDD