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Key results and achievements - Programme in Philippines


  • National and regional consultation on the structure and functions of both NMRC and Provincial Multi-stakeholders REDD+ Councils (PMRCs) completed. Consultations were led by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and were facilitated through ‘Roadshows’ jointly supported by DENR, GIZ and CoDe REDD. Organization of the Interim NMRC convened and meeting documented, and the following materials endorsed and submitted to the Climate Change Commission (CCC): Draft ToR for the NMRC, Draft Operations Manual for the NMRC, Draft CCC Resolution providing policy basis for NMRC
  • A Safeguards Technical Working Group was formed and let by Conservation International-Philippines (CIP) took the lead in delivering the following results:

  • Compendium of existing and proposed safeguards

  • Review of Literature: REDD+ safeguards framework and guidelines

  • Workshop and report on Stocktaking Matrix and Narrative on safeguards framework and guidelines

  • Generation of 10 principles and associated criteria for further action on REDD+ safeguards, through literature review, policy and risk analysis

  • WISE and the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), through a series of workshops and consultations, facilitated the delivery of the following results:

  • Recommendations on the outline and content of the Safeguards Framework and Guidelines

  • Principles, Criteria and Indicators (PCI) matrix for the Guidelines

  • Draft Safeguards Framework and Guidelines for REDD+ in the Philippines, including monitoring framework and protocols,

  • Guidance towards Operationalizing the Framework and Guidelines

  • Field testing of enhanced Safeguards PCI matrices

  • Final Report on safeguards, consolidating all above result

  • A MRV Technical Working Group was formed. CIP and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), through the MRV Technical Working Group, worked together to produce the following results:

  • Report on discussion of REDD-plus eligible activities in Philippine context

  • Support to Feasibility Study for monitoring REDD+ activities using:

  • Assessment of national FRA data and Leyte FRA data in view of forest carbon and remote sensing MRV requirements

  • Study on comparison performance of various earth observation products (Radar & Optical)

  • Study on comparison performance of ALOS-PALSAR quad-polarimetric and dual-polarization (single scene) radar images

  • Study on degradation and canopy density estimates from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical images

  • National Forest Inventory System analysis


  • Programme Executive Board adopted the Communication Plan of the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy (PNRPS) including a programme of REDD+ Roadshows which were co-financed by SDC.
  • MoA between Non-timber forest Products-Philippines and FMB was signed to cover implementation of all activities to raise awareness of key stakeholders.
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQ) workshop and Knowledge and skills Competence Assessment (KSCA) on REDD+ was conducted.
  • Capacity Assessment Tool to aid analysis, Capacity/ Competency Assessment Report, and Training packages for REDD+ were produced.
  • A Road Show was conducted in Baguio, southern part of the Philippines, as an informational campaign to inform various stakeholders on REDD+. The event brought more than 50 local government unit personnel, civil society organizations and indigenous communities.
  • Work plan to achieve systematic and structural approach to the application of safeguards in REDD+ readiness were completed, including proposal for targeted support on corruption risk assessment.
  • Workshop and report on Stocking Matrix and Narrative on safeguards framework and guidelines, Draft of Safeguards Framework and Guidelines for REDD+ in the Philippines, including monitoring framework and protocols were conducted.
  • 'Symposium-Workshop on Forest Stratification for REDD+ and forest monitoring' and 'Symposium-Workshop on Forest Inventory and data Analysis' were organized.
  • Technical Working Group organized a special meeting to plan detailed activities and schedule for MRV. Desk review and initial discussion on proposed national MRV system were initiated.
  • Programme Executive Board (PEB) formally organized.


  • Held the Inception Workshop with a wide spectrum of participants

  • Identified prospective Programme Executive Board members coming from the government, academe, and civil society organizations.