Host Country: Lao PDRREDD+ Model Project

REDD+ project in Luang Prabang Province through controlling slash-and-burn

Implementing Entity: Waseda University

Outline of GHG Mitigation Activity

  • The project site is a part of Phonsay District, Luang Prabang Province (about 30,000ha) where has severe deforestation and forest degradation by shifting cultivation and so on.
  • REDD+ activities are implemented on the basis of the achievement of JICA’s readiness activities (e.g. introduction of alternative livelihoods) and amount of GHG emission reductions by REDD+ activities are quantified.
  • In this year, the project aims to establish Joint Steering Committee (JSC) to discuss on policy issues and strategies on REDD+ with a view to expand to sub-national level. Also, the project organizes the REDD+ technical team to enforce REDD+ activities at village level and to expand them into other areas.

Expected GHG Emission Reductions and Removals

140,000 t-CO2/year

  • Reference emissions: 340,000 t-CO2/year
    ⇒ Continue GHG emissions on the basis of its trend in the past
  • Project emissions: 200,000 t-CO2/year
    ⇒ Mitigate the deforestation and forest degradation by forest management and introducing and implementing of alternative livelihood