Overview of RPP and Current Status

Basic Considerations
outlines the process by which the Government of Kenya will develop its
national strategy for participating in an evolving international mechanism
for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,
conserving and enhancing stocks and sustainably managing forests
While this RPP does not preclude any future policies or anticipate any
outcomes, the Government is committed to the REDD+ readiness process
and is participating actively in international REDD+ negotiations.
Even if an international mechanism to provide carbon finance for emissions
management activities in forests do not reach the magnitude many are
hoping, the Government of Kenya aims to design policies and measures to
protect its remaining forest resources from deforestation and degradation
and to enhance forest carbon stocks in ways that help improve local
livelihoods and biodiversity.
Basic Considerations Cont’d
The Government of Kenya’s priority is the implementation of
environmentally and socially sustainable land-use and forest policies, and
this plan establishes a set of actions to help access funding and
international recognition to support this aim.
While an international REDD+ mechanism is anticipated to emerge from the
negotiations for a post-2012 climate regime under the UNFCCC, the details
of the mechanism remain unclear on how emission reductions will be
rewarded and at what scale. Consequently, the development of the RPP has
to build in flexibility and take into account the evolving nature of a REDD+
mechanism. The process will also need to manage expectations carefully
regarding matters like REDD+ compensation mechanisms.
We are committed to communicating the lessons learned from the Readiness
Process both within Kenya, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and
the broader international community.
RPP Formulation Process
A National stakeholder Forum in July, 2009-R-PP
Formulation launch and initial information sharing – Nov.2009February 2010
established a multi stakeholder Technical Working Group (TWG);
The TWG was divided into three sub groups
Consultation and Participation subgroup
Methodology subgroup
Policy and Institutional Subgroup
Continued information sharing and initial consultation – February 1April, 2010
More than 200 people have been consulted so far to inform the
formulation process.
Tasks for the Sub-Groups
Policy and Institutional Issues
 Development of national REDD Strategy, including identification of
drivers of deforestation and degradation;
 Institutional dimensions of REDD: national, regional and local-level
institutions; legal framework; governance dimensions, benefit-sharing
mechanisms, land tenure, etc.
Methodology - Reference Scenario ,Monitoring, Reporting ,Verification
system, Biomass estimation
Consultation and Participation - National dialogue, including participation
of civil society and the private sector ,elaboration of a national
consultation, participation and outreach plan; identification of
participatory mechanisms.
Key Components of RPP
Organize and Consult
National Readiness management arrangements
Stakeholder consultation and participation
Prepare the REDD Strategy
Assessment of land use, Forest policy and Governance
REDD strategy options
REDD implementation framework
Social and Environmental Impacts
Develop a Reference Scenario
Design a Monitoring System
Emissions and Removals
Other Benefits and Impacts
Budget and Schedule
Design a Program Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
Issues Addressed by the 6 Components
Organize and consult
 How REDD can be incorporated into the national development agenda 1A
 How the process will be managed -1A
 How to maximize “buy-in” from all stakeholders -1B
REDD Strategy
 Where country stands with regard to land use assessment -2a
 What actions / policies / activities are behind the emissions and what is
needed to stop them -2b
 What institutional, economic, governance arrangements are required to
implement REDD strategy -2c
 How to maximize REDD benefits and minimize negative impacts for the
people & environment- 2d
Issues Addressed by the 6 Components
Reference Scenario
 Means
of estimation of recent historical emissions from
deforestation/degradation and projected future emissions /removals.
National, regional or project level -3
Monitoring System
 Monitoring of emissions/ removals. Deforestation and or degradation
Reporting systems, technological options, community engagement -4A
 Monitoring of benefits and impacts e.g. livelihoods, biodiversity,
governance factors etc.-4B
Schedule and Budget
 Timelines, budget requirements and sources of funding for activities
identified in R-PP
Monitoring &Evaluation Framework
 What are best indicators for keeping track of progress towards
Overview of the RPP
The R-PP provides a detailed assessment of the forest sector and the policy,
social and legal framework that currently drive activities in this resource.
It presents various components that propose:
 four strategy priority areas and actions to design and test REDD+
measures that have emerged from the R-PP formulation process as options
for Kenya’s forest carbon emission management strategy; They are grouped
by priority areas including:
 improving governance in the forest sector;
 providing economic incentives;
 promoting efficient technologies for forest products extraction and use;
iv) promoting investments outside the forest sector; and
 carrying out studies and analyzing the value of forests to the national
 a management and consultation approach that will underlie all activities
in the upcoming R-PP implementation phase, and recommends some legal,
economic and financial arrangements for subsequent REDD+
Overview of RPP
an approach to design Kenya’s carbon emissions reference scenario and
the means for monitoring these emissions;
an approach to assess and subsequently monitor social and
environmental impacts from the REDD+ strategies and an overall REDD+
program monitoring mechanism.
Each Component has a related list of next steps and initial activities
planned to carry out the work plan leading to REDD+ readiness