Inception report: support for REDD+ readiness in Jamaica
Jamaica is currently engaging the first of three phases of Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), namely ‘readiness’ which will then be followed by ‘implementation’ and ‘payments for results. Those envisaged results-based payments are expected to be part of broader policy alignment behind the objective of REDD+ within Jamaica.
The IIED team has been contracted by the Climate Change Division of the government of Jamaica to provide support for REDD+ readiness in Jamaica. This inception report provides details of the project initiation and plans for the anticipated deliverables. It covers:
- The background to the project with relevant information on REDD+
- A summary of initial activities to operationalise the project
- Highlights of initial meetings around the proposed workplan and alterations that have to be made in light of the limitation imposed by the current pandemic, and
- Next steps.
This inception report was prepared after several engagements with stakeholders in Jamaica – each of which is summarised in the annexes to this report.