The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable and low carbon development of the State of Sabah, Malaysia.
The purpose of the contract is to enhance institutional capacity of the Sabah Government and develop necessary systems and tools to design and implement the State REDD+ Strategy.
The main target groups for project activities will be the Sabah authorities and other key stakeholders - government agencies, NGOs and targeted communities.
The project is designed to enhance their understanding and capacity to formulate and implement the State REDD+ strategy in conformity with the national policies. This will include:
First, the establishment of the Sabah REDD+ MRV system and environmental and social safeguards. Then the enhancement of capacity, policy frameworks and market opportunities for REDD+ in Sabah. And finally the technical support to demonstration projects on community-based REDD+.
The intended work will be to assist the state government of Sabah to establish necessary systems and build capacity to design and implement the proposed State REDD+ Strategy.
The work will focus on developing Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and capacity for REDD+; developing or adapting Environmental and Social safeguard Standards for REDD+ and enhancing capacity for addressing and implementing the standards; building the capacity of the state for the REDD+ Strategy design and implementation including operation of governance mechanisms and development and implementation of REDD+ projects.
The results of the project are:
The services provided are: