The Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy (PNRPS) is a guiding document intended to facilitate REDD-Plus development and implementation in the Philippines through the initiatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)–Forest Management Bureau (FMB), CoDe REDD, and the civil society within a 10–year timeline (2010–2020).
The country is now gearing towards the second phase or the scaling-up process by ensuring that all requirements and other mechanisms are in place. Ongoing projects include the following: the development of the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS); the Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) for forests; the establishment of the country’s baselines; the Forest Reference Emission Level/ Reference Level (FREL/RL), and demonstration sites.
However, since its adoption, the strategy has yet to undergo an initial review. With the aim of enhancing its implementation, there is a need to evaluate current efforts and lessons learned from its from implementation including recent events in the country related to climate change and to integrate in local context the new United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) modalities and developments into the overall PNRPS implementation by which an updating and reviewing of the components of PNRPS shall take place.
The Center for Conservation Innovations (CCI) shall come up with recommendations regarding the updating of the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy in a form of a comprehensive document containing the updated strategies for REDD-plus implementation in the Philippines. All the necessary reviews on the strategy will also be elaborated in the said document.