Forestry Partnerships in Communities and Climate
Forestry Partnerships in Commuities and Climate (FPCC) Program is comprised of three projects
that apply the organization’s abilities in the area of capacity
building to help rural Cambodian communities protect their forest
The FPCC Program, which was absorbed into Pact Cambodia’s operation
in early 2009, has been active in the country since its 2003
founding. It aims to protect Cambodia’s threatened forests and
watersheds by helping the communities living near them to generate
sustainable livelihoods from forest resources, and to enact
effective methods of safeguarding their
forestland from encroachment.
In concert with the
Government of Cambodia and like-minded NGOs, Pact is working to
achieve these goals through the following key strategies:
- Promoting and
fostering effective partnerships between the community, local
authorities and civil society organizations for improved natural
the legalization and tenure security of community forests and
community protected areas;
community-based non-timber forest product enterprises to create
meaningful grass-roots incentives for conservation;
financing for community forest protection and sustainable
income-generation activities through the sale of carbon credits
on the global market.
Forestry Partnerships in Communities and Climate (FPCC) consists of three core
1. Community Forestry Establishment and Legal Tenure. FPCC has
assisted more than 150 communities to submit their claim for
stewardship of the forests near their villages. More than 150 sites
have thus far received pre-approval and a growing number of these
sites have received 15-year legal tenure. The program
supports mapping initiatives that delineate the area of
community control, enabling more effective forest protection and
reducing contentious encounters with competing interests.
2. Forest Livelihoods Program. FPCC is providing a range of
services to aid in non-timber forest product (NTFP) enterprise
development to more than 20 communities across four regions. These
services include assistance in the formation of cooperatives,
through which communities are able to better manage and benefit from
resources such as
honey, rattan and resin. The program also includes
a training component in which Pact staff help community participants
to understand and utilize such techniques as resource assessment and
inventory, community organizing and the use of sustainable
techniques for harvesting, processing and marketing NTFPs. By
increasing alternative income from the forest’s renewable resources,
these programs help to decrease the pressure on timber resources,
directly contributing to conservation.
Sustainable Financing through REDD Forest Carbon. In
coordination with the Cambodian Forestry
several NGO and donor partners, Pact initiated Cambodia’s first
Reducing Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (REDD)
project. The Community Forestry REDD project intended to facilitate
the marketing of the carbon credits generated by safeguarding 13
community forests in Oddar Meanchey province, covering more than
64,000 hectares of forestland. In 2013, the Oddar Meanchey REDD+
credits were verified and put on the global voluntary carbon market,
and had the distinction of being the first in the world to receive a
“triple-gold” rating from the Community, Climate and Biodiversity
Alliance. However, because offers to buy credits were not met with
agreement, Pact had to suspend our activities due to lack of funds.
To learn more about the Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD
project, please visit the links below:
Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ Project Document
Official Project Documents
Oddar Meanchey Project Documents for the Climate Community
Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) – Includes Verification
Statement, Verification Report, Project Implementation Report,
Monitoring Plan, Archive Project Implementation Report,
Validation Report, Validation Statement, and Project Design
Oddar Meanchey Project Registration and Issuance Documents for
the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) - Includes
Registration Representation, Project Description, Validation
Report, Validation Representation, Monitoring Report, Issuance
Representation, Verification Report, and Verification
Decision No. 699 (English Translation) / Sor Chhor Nor 699
(Khmer) ¬- The official endorsement of the project by the
Royal Government of Cambodia’s Council of Ministers.
Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ Project Policies (Version
REPORTS & CASE STUDIES
Gender and REDD+: An Assessment in the Oddar Meanchey Community
Forestry REDD+ Site, Cambodia. By Amanda Bradley, Abidah
Billah Setyowati, Jeannette Gurung, Donal Yeang, Channa Net,
Samnang Khiev, and Julien Brewster. With support from FFPRI
Paper: Legal Aspects of Entering the Voluntary Carbon Market
– by Amanda Bradley. With support from UNDP (2012).
Community-based Monitoring, Reporting and Verification: An
Assessment in Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ Site,
Cambodia. By Julien Brewster, Amanda Bradley and Donal Yeang.
With support from UNDP (2012).
Resolution in REDD+: An Assessment in the Oddar Meanchey
Community Forestry REDD+ Site. By Julien Brewster. With
support from UNDP (2012).
Community Forestry Provide a Suitable Platform for REDD? A Case
Study from Oddar Meanchey Cambodia ¬– by Amanda Bradley.
Chapter 6 of Lessons About Land Tenure, Forest Governance and
REDD+. Published by USAID Translinks and the Nelson Institute,
University of Wisconsin (January 2012).
Demonstration Activities in Cambodia: The Case Study of Oddar
Meanchey Community Forestry REDD Project, by Donal Yeang and
Julien Brewster (October 2011).
Biodiversity Assessment of the REDD
Community Forest Project in Oddar Meanchey Cambodia
by Vittoria Elliott, Frank Lambert, Touch Phalla and
Hort Sothea, Birdlife International, with support from U.S.
Dept. of State (2011)
Meanchey Project Report on 2010 Household Survey. By Thomas
W. Blackburn Jr. (2010).
and Carbon, Establishing a Community Forestry REDD Project in
Cambodia – by Amanda Bradley (2009).
PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA
– a brief overview of the project.
National Seminar on Gender, Forestry, and REDD+ 27 July, 2012 –
Introduction to Gender and REDD+: Results of an Assessment in
Executive Director of WOCAN presented a
USAID research study
Mainstreaming in the Forestry Administration, Ms. Vong
Sopanha, the Gender Team
Leader at the Forestry
Administration, presented on the efforts of this team to
mainstream gender in
the forestry sector
Overview of National REDD+ Programme, Update on Progress and
Dialogue on Gender
Integration, Mr. Khun
Vathana, Chief of the national REDD+ Taskforce Secretariat
update on the National REDD+ Programme.
Meanchey CF REDD+ Gender Assessment, Mr. Yeang
Donal and Ms. Net
presented the methodology and results of a gender assessment of the Oddar
Forestry REDD+ project.
from the Ministry of Environment Gender Assessment , Ms. Ly Sophorn
of the Ministry of
Environment (MoE) presented on the Ministry’s
Initial Lessons on Gender Mainstreaming in Community Forestry
Management Planning (CFMP)
Project, Mr. Chhneang Kirivuth, Coordinator of RECOFTC-
Prakas II Project supported by
Mundi and AECID presented the results and
initial lessons from gender mainstreaming.
Pact appreciates the support of current and recent donor to our