Midterm Evaluation - Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management

Report Cover Image
Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, China
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
10/2014
Completion Date:
03/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
2,500

Share

Document Type Language Size Status Downloads
Download document 84586 - Mid term evaluation report.docx report English 126.57 KB Posted 1245
Title Midterm Evaluation - Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management
Atlas Project Number: 00084586
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, China
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2015
Planned End Date: 10/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 2,500
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
WANG Guosheng National Consultant
WANG Guosheng National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

In the context of China's forestry strategy changing from afforestation to forest management, the project put forward the ideas of SFM based carbon sequestration advanced in China. It is the first time to establish a set of methodologies guidelines of SFM based carbon sequestration for forest project, which explored new forestry techniques and methods to address climate change. The guidelines and regulations would be applied in the phase of project, and be scaled up in the similar areas.

2

Forestry carbon sequestration trading is based on guidelines and methodologies of SMF based carbon sequestration. The successful practices of forest carbon trade in Shunyi region to Beijing Carbon Emission Exchange institute, will promote the forestry carbon sequestration trading in China. It was very significant for forest carbon market. With the cooperation of NDRC and BMCDR, combining with pilot practices of carbon emission trading in Beijing, forestry carbon sink trade should be promoted.

3

With the advantage of the capital as political, scientific and technology and international center, communication and advocacy of project results should be enhanced in particularly on guideline and rules of SFM based carbon sequestration and forest carbon trade.

4

The successful experience of the project is widely applicable in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region. With the guidance of the national collaborative development policy and ecological forestry policy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, low-carbon development should be explored in watershed forest reserves and sustainable forestry carbon sequestration management needs to be demonstrated and promoted in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region based on the successful implementation of the project.

1. Recommendation:

In the context of China's forestry strategy changing from afforestation to forest management, the project put forward the ideas of SFM based carbon sequestration advanced in China. It is the first time to establish a set of methodologies guidelines of SFM based carbon sequestration for forest project, which explored new forestry techniques and methods to address climate change. The guidelines and regulations would be applied in the phase of project, and be scaled up in the similar areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/04/21]

PMO and research teams have discussed the recommendations, and accept the recommendations in the work of 2016.
1) Upgrade the guideline of Concise Carbon Accounting and Monitoring for Forestry Project in Beijing to the Beijing local standards, and ask the production departments to apply this standard in production practice.
2) According to the new requirements of the construction of the national carbon trading market, to promote the perfect

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation:

Forestry carbon sequestration trading is based on guidelines and methodologies of SMF based carbon sequestration. The successful practices of forest carbon trade in Shunyi region to Beijing Carbon Emission Exchange institute, will promote the forestry carbon sequestration trading in China. It was very significant for forest carbon market. With the cooperation of NDRC and BMCDR, combining with pilot practices of carbon emission trading in Beijing, forestry carbon sink trade should be promoted.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/04/21]

Develop a new carbon sequestration and afforestation project in Fangshan District uniting with Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform and Beijing Environment Exchange.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

With the advantage of the capital as political, scientific and technology and international center, communication and advocacy of project results should be enhanced in particularly on guideline and rules of SFM based carbon sequestration and forest carbon trade.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/04/21]

Participate in national carbon sink accounting and monitoring network system construction as one of the pilot provinces and cities.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

The successful experience of the project is widely applicable in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region. With the guidance of the national collaborative development policy and ecological forestry policy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, low-carbon development should be explored in watershed forest reserves and sustainable forestry carbon sequestration management needs to be demonstrated and promoted in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region based on the successful implementation of the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/04/21]

REDD+ methodologies had been decided by COP19 in Warsaw and REDD+ will be implemented as pilot in China. The guidelines of SFM based carbon sink should be improved in accord with REDD+ methodologies in next phase of Project, in order to meet international criterion.

Key Actions:

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

1 UN Plaza
DC1-20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org