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Cambodian National REDD+ Taskforce Established

The establishment and operation of the Cambodian National REDD+ Taskforce will generate numerous lessons that will be of added value to countries facing challenges in managing REDD+ readiness processes.

In February, the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia issued an official decree (“Prakas”) to establish the National Taskforce on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The Taskforce consists of representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Environment, Economy and Finance, Industry Mines and Energy, Rural Development, and Land Management Urbanization and Construction.

The Cambodian REDD+ Taskforce will:

  • Be the primary coordination and decision-making body on REDD+ within the Government of Cambodia;
  • Manage and coordinate projects and programmes associated with REDD+;
  • Monitor results of projects to ensure that they are consistent within the Cambodian context; and 
  • Report to the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries every month.

The UN-REDD Programme has supported the Royal Government of Cambodia in the establishment of the Taskforce in several ways.Firstly, the development of a REDD+ Readiness Roadmap for Cambodia (subsequently developed into the country’s Readiness Preparation Proposal) was supported by UN-REDD Programme teams at FAO and UNDP in 2010.  Secondly, a secretariat, the staff of which is mostly recruited by the UN-REDD Programme, oversees the day-to-day management of the Taskforce.  Finally, as membership of Cambodian Taskforces is legally restricted to government representatives, a Consultation Group will be established, consisting of representatives from civil society organizations, indigenous peoples, academia and the private sector. The Consultation Group will operate alongside the Taskforce to ensure that views of all stakeholders are accurately accounted for. The UN-REDD Programme is playing a central role in facilitating the selection process for these stakeholder groups to select members of the Consultation Group.





In this issue


UN-REDD Hosts Regional Workshop on Social and Environmental Safeguards

Strengthening Forest Related Frameworks to Support REDD+ Implementation

Bangladesh Paves the Way in Climate Financing Sector

Cambodian National REDD+ Taskforce Established

Zambia Steps up Efforts on Stakeholder Engagement Ahead of REDD+ Strategy

CBFP-COMIFAC Strengthens Gender Equality Considerations

UNEP, CIFOR and UN-REDD to Host “Forests Africa: Opportunities for a Green Economy” Conference

Features & Commentary

UN-REDD Hosts Regional Lessons Learned Workshop on Social and Environmental Safeguards
By: Kanwar Muhammad Javed Iqbal and Pasang Sherpa

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the Republic of South Sudan Embark on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Initiatives
By: Anne Martinussen

Reports & Analysis

Launch of “Legal Analysis of Cross-cutting Issues for REDD+ Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mexico, Viet Nam and Zambia” Publication

New Go-REDD+ Issue Looks at the Evolution of REDD+

Looking ahead

International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition
13-15 May, 2013: Rome, Italy

12th Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
20-31 May 2013: NY, USA

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