The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) establishes clear procedures and responsibilities for the environmental and social screening of all likely interventions under the ER Programme, and identifies the environmental/social issues/concerns and likely impacts from the proposed ER Programme intervention and recommends appropriate mitigation measures to address the likely adverse impacts or risks.
Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) Final Report submitted in December, 2017
Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Emission Reduction Programme
Operational Modalities for the REDD+ Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism
Framework of the Safeguard Information System (SIS) in Ghana
Final Benefit Sharing Plan for the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme.
Gender considerations are essential to REDD+. Gender sensitive initiatives have the potential to become a conservation, poverty reduction and climate mitigation strategy.
Legal analysis PLRs
REDD+ Safeguards Action Plan (SAP) for Partnership for Productivity, Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscape (3PRCL)
Ghana REDD+ Social and Environmental Principles, Criteria and Indicators (PCIs)
How safeguards for REDD+ are being addressed and respected in Ghana
Ghana has adopted a nested approach for implementation of REDD+ in a phased programmatic approach with initial focus on the High Forest Zone and scaling up to cover the other distinct major ecological zones of the country such as the Savanna Zone.
The objective of Ghana's FIP (Forest Investment Programme) is to 'reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while reducing poverty and conserving biodiversity', with a range of interventions in the High Forest Zone toward reducing deforestation through more sustainable management practices for forests, agro-forests and cocoa landscapes.