Review Article

Lessons From Early REDD+ Experiences in the Philippines

Table 1

Projects related to REDD+ in the Philippines.

NameLocation and areaMain implementerMain sponsorDurationExpected carbon benefitsBudget

(1) Climate-Relevant Modernization of Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD in the PhilippinesSouthern Leyte/31,848 hectaresDepartment of Environmental and Natural Resources-Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB )German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) October 2010–March 201342 tons of carbon per year 2.7 M euros

(2) Advancing Development of Victoria-Anepahan Communities and Ecosystem through REDD (ADVANCE REDD)Southern Palawan/50,000 hectaresNon-Timber Forest Products-Task Force (NTFP-TF)
Fauna & Flora International Philippines (FFI)
European Union (EU)Not specifiedNot specified0.4 M euros

(3) Community Carbon Pools Programme (C2P2)Southern Sierra Madre mountain range in Quezon Province, Luzon/144,000 hectaresFauna & Flora International Philippines (FFI)
Non-Timber Forest Products Task Force (NTFP-TF)
European Union (EU)
Team Energy Foundation Inc.
March 2010–2014No estimates 0.4 M euros (initial funding)

(4) Quirino Forest Carbon Project-Quirino Province, Luzon Island, Philippines
Quirino Province/177 hectaresConservation International (CI)MoreTrees, Inc. (Japan-based organization)2009–202931,771 tCO2e in 23 years.USD 287,000 (initial)

(5) Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project
Peñablanca, Province/2,943 hectaresConservation International (CI)Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)30 years (actual years not specified)362,920 tCO2e in 30 yearsUSD 2.7 M over six years