REALU

Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

A landscape in Sumatra, Indonesia clearly shows a mosaic of forest, oil palm and clearcut areas. A whole-landscape approach accounts for carbon in all of these areas. Photo: V. Meadu, ASB.A landscape in Sumatra, Indonesia clearly shows a mosaic of forest, oil palm and clearcut areas. A whole-landscape approach accounts for carbon in all of these areas. Photo: V. Meadu, ASB.

 

 

 

 

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)

REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

The project has been implemented in three phases.

REALU: Phase I & II

Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research

i) Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships

ii) Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations

iii)Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes

iv)Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels

Partners

National‐level Agricultural Research Organizations

  • The Institut de Recherche Agricole pour le Développement (IRAD) in Cameroon
  • TheInstitut National pour l’Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques (INERA) in DRC
  • The Indonesian Soil Research Institute (ISRI) and the Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA) in Indonesia
  • The Instituto Nacional de Innovacion Agraria (INIA) in Peru
  • The Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment (RCFEE) in Vietnam

International Research Institutions

  • The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and country offices in the five project countries 
  • International Centre for Tropical Agricultre (CIAT)
  • International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) working in Cameroon

 

Donor credits:

 The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.

 

 

 

 

Research outputs

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches. 

REALU Phase II: Substantive Report

REALU Phase I: Country Reports

Others

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Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)

REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

The project has been implemented in three phases.

REALU: Phase I & II

Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research

i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships

ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations

iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes

iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels

 

Donor credits:

 The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Research outputs

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches

 

 REALU Phase II substantive report

REALU Phase I country  reports

Related News

 

Related Publications

 

 

 

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Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)

REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

The project has been implemented in three phases.

REALU: Phase I & II

Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

 

Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research

i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships

ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations

iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes

iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels

 

Donor credits:

 The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Research outputs

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches

 

 REALU Phase II substantive report

REALU Phase I country  reports

Related News

 

Related Publications

 

 

 

Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU) REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). The project has been implemented in three phases. REALU: Phase I & II Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam. SECURED Landscapes: Phase III  Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels  Donor credits:  [img_assist|nid=2190|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43]The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.     Research outputs SECURED Landscapes: Phase III Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches   REALU Phase II substantive reportREALU Phase I country  reportsRelated News [block:featured_content=1]  Related Publications [Block:featured_content=8]     

Clone of Clone of Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU) REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). The project has been implemented in three phases. REALU: Phase I & II Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam. SECURED Landscapes: Phase III  Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels  Donor credits:  [img_assist|nid=2190|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43]The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.     Research outputs SECURED Landscapes: Phase III Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches   REALU Phase II substantive reportREALU Phase I country  reportsRelated News [block:featured_content=1]  Related Publications [Block:featured_content=8]     

Clone of Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)

REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

The project has been implemented in three phases.

REALU: Phase I & II

Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

 

Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research

i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships

ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations

iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes

iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels

 

Donor credits:

 The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Research outputs

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches

 

 REALU Phase II substantive report

REALU Phase I country  reports

Related News

 

Related Publications

 

 

 

Clone of Architecture of REALU: Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses

Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)

REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

The project has been implemented in three phases.

REALU: Phase I & II

Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

 

Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research

i)       Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships

ii)       Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations

iii)      Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes

iv)      Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels

 

Donor credits:

 The Norwegian Agency for Development  Co-operation.

 

 

 

 

Research outputs

SECURED Landscapes: Phase III

Climate Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice. This book provides an overview of theoretical concepts, frameworks, tools, methods and examples for the application of landscape approaches. This book has filled a significant knowledge gap providing an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike for actual application of landscape approaches

 

 REALU Phase II substantive report

REALU Phase I country  reports

Related News

 

Related Publications

 

 

 

Fast tracking REDD+ in Peru

By Elizabeth Kahurani

In 2010, the Peruvian government announced a commitment to preserve a total of 54 million hectares of forest and reduce the country NET deforestation to zero by 2021. The implementation to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been seen as a strategy to achieve that ambitious goal.

However, researchers looking at REDD+ Readiness in Peru, find that action and progress over a period of three years (2011-2013) has been minimal. They used an analytical framework on REDD+ Readiness developed by the ASB Partnership to evaluate Peru’s progress in setting up the needed structures and processes to implement the UN led mechanism.

Guided by the framework, interviews with key REDD+ stakeholders were conducted to understand how the country scored on functions required in a country’s REDD+ Readiness process –Planning and Coordination; policy, institutional, and legal framework; MRV and audit; Demonstration and Pilots; Financing; Benefit sharing. These were measured against defined progress indicators.

“We found that progress was limited due to a number of factors captured in three main areas –lack of leadership and capacity to coordinate and engage with different sectors, a gap in knowledge of the processes driving deforestation and appropriate trans sectoral policy responses, hence the need for a stronger integration of REDD+ into national and regional plans,” says Dr Valentina Robiglio, Climate Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre in Latin America and lead author of the study.

For instance, important government ministries, civil society, and communities had not been involved from the beginning and that has hindered efforts. “The start towards REDD readiness process was rapid, championed mainly by international partners, donors, international and national experts. As such, much of the ground work that was required for a conducive political environment and institutional cross-sector coordination was bypassed,” says Dr Robiglio.

She further noted that failure to understand the social-political context within which deforestation and degradation happens led to crucial gaps in planning for the readiness process through the identification of priority areas for intervention.

The study recommends integration of REDD strategies into policies and ensuring linkages between national and subnational functions to aid towards clarifying rights, land allocations, land-use monitoring and thus ensure equity and efficiency in benefit sharing.

Beyond REDD+ readiness: Land-use governance to reduce deforestation in Peru article is part of a journal special issue Climate Policy vol.14, no. 6 focusing on The Political Economy of Readiness for REDD+. All articles in this issue are open access.

Citation: Robiglio, V., Armas, A. D., Aguad, C. S., White, D. 2014 Beyond REDD+ readiness: land-use governance to reduce deforestation in Peru. Climate Policy 14 (6) 734-747

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