Cambodia's Oddar Meanchey Community Forestry REDD+ (OM CF REDD+) demonstration project is very close to validation under Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards. At the same time, with support from UNDP, we are verifying credits earned since the project start date in February 2008.
Biomass Plot Re-measurement for Credit Verification
The objective of re-measuring plots is to assess changes in biomass since the project start and to determine the number of credits earned. Plot re-measurement is a key part of Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV), and provides evidence of the project's impact. Some 100 biomass plots are currently being re-measured with the collaboration of local Forestry Administration (FA) officers, Children Development Association (CDA) staff and Community Forestry (CF) members. By the end of March, 42 biomass plots in CFs were re-measured.
Rolling Out a New Patrol Monitoring System
The OM CF REDD+ project requires a comprehensive Monitoring Reporting & Verification (MRV) system. Between September and December 2011, Pact piloted Frontline SMS in three CFs (See the report). The system allows patrol leaders to send summaries by SMS to a hub computer, which is a more efficient way of communicating data. The data is compiled into a monthly feedback report and distributed among stakeholders so that progress in patrolling activities can be tracked over time. In March, the system was extended to the remaining 10 CFs.
Click here to view the full version of the Oddar Meanchey Quarterly: The REDD+ Update (January-March 2012)