Des bonobos devant la forêtOrphaned bonobos are reacclimatised in Kinshasa before being released in their original habitat. Credit: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, UNDP, 2011.
  • The UNDP is committed, through this part of its work, to supporting the government of the DRC on the following three axes:
    Elaborating and implementing a simple carbon development strategy through the ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ (REDD+) initiative, with a view to supporting the establishment of a green economy;
  •  Promoting and facilitating access to sustainable energy for everyone
  •  Increasing the resilience of the country to climate change



Implementation of the national REDD strategy

Un pêcheur.A fisherman on Lake Tuma (Bandundu). Credit: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, UNDP, 2011.

In the first half of 2013 the DRC reached the objectives which it had set itself with a view to the rapid implementation of the REDD+ national strategy plan, that is:

  • A commitment to ambitious reforms allowing the establishment of an environment favourable to successful REDD+ investments and provision of a framework to follow for the economic governance matrix;
  • An investment plan for the period 2013-2016 setting the programmatic direction and the results framework for the national REDD+ fund;
  • An operations manual for the REDD+ national fund, setting out innovative methods of access to funds, promoting competition between project initiators, and preparing the country to move in a progressive manner towards strengthened cooperation and monitoring of its investments in the environmental domain.


The ‘sustainable energy for everyone’ initiative

A park warden traverses a protected area by bike. Credit: UNDPA park warden traverses a protected area by bike. Credit: UNDP

Le PNUD a entrepris depuis l’année dernière (2012) d’aider la RDC à rejoindre l’initiative «Energies Durables pour Tous » (SE4ALL) et de compléter le premier exercice mandataire pour tout pays qui rejoint l’initiative à savoir réaliser une évaluation rapide des efforts à fournir pour atteindre les trois objectifs de l’initiative. Les résultats de l’appui du PNUD sont : i) le Rapport National de l’étude a été validé par un panel d’experts du Gouvernement et de ses principaux partenaires ; ii) le rapport a été endossé par le Gouvernement qui a jugé pertinentes les recommandations formulées.

The NAMAs process

Two sectors have been identified in advance – agriculture and energy – which led to the creation of two technical working groups to lead discussions on these two sectors.
The next challenge consists of helping the country to reinforce the package of institutional measures with a view to better coordination of intervention affecting climate change, with a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of the different parties.

PANA-ASA, SGP and the Economy of Adaptation

After three years of implementation, the PANA-ASA is practically drawing to a close this year. The noises coming from the ground seem to be positive. In addition, the programme of small subsidies (SGP) experiment is also taking small steps forward. Beginning in Equateur, the initiative is expanding to Bas-Congo, Bandundu and beyond.

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