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Gola REDD Project

Project Proponent
Gola Rainforest Conservation LG
Contact Person: Alusine Fofanah
Email: alusine.fofanah@golarainforest.org
Tel: 00 232 7866 1027

Auditor Contact Details
Rainforest Alliance
Contact Person: Campbell Moore
Email: cmoore@ra.org
Tel: + 1(443)975-8351

Dates of Auditor’s Site Visit (Validation)
9 – 15 February 2014

Dates of Auditor’s Site Visit (1st Verification)
10 – 16 September 2015

Public Comment Period (Validation)
6 January – 5 February 2014

Public Comment Period (1st Verification)
27 August – 26 September 2015
No comments received

  • Region, Country Eastern Province and Southern Province, Sierra Leone
  • CCB Status Verification Approved - CCB Standards Second Edition, Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity Gold Level (25 November 2015)
    Implementation Period: 1 Aug 2012 - 31 Dec 2014

    Validation Approved - CCB Standards Second Edition, Climate Adaptation & Biodiversity Gold Level (23 October 2015)
  • CCB Auditor/Certifier Rainforest Alliance

Workshop on Scaling up Investment and Commodity Sourcing in Sustainable Landscapes

There is increasing interest in developing and supporting sustainable landscapes or jurisdictions that meet local goals for sustainable development and green growth while also providing opportunities for sustainable and responsible investment and commodity sourcing.

To raise awareness and advance action on this topic, the Climate Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Conservation International, the Global Canopy Programme and Earth Innovation Institute organized a workshop in Brussels, Belgium, 6, 7, 8 March for exchange between landscape and investment actors to help understand, from both local and international perspectives:
• what is meant by sustainable landscapes/jurisdictions?
• what investment/sourcing opportunities can be found in sustainable landscapes/jurisdictions?
• what information, tools, platforms and standards can help to scale up these investments and partnerships?

The workshop brought together 56 people to discuss scaling up investment in sustainable landscapes from national/sub-national governments and their partners working on sustainable landscapes initiatives, funds/companies seeking to invest in sustainable land use activities in developing countries, commodity sourcing companies seeking to meet deforestation-free sustainability targets, governments and international development institutions seeking to support developing countries with transition to green growth through sustainable landscapes, NGOs providing tools, data platforms and other initiatives that support sustainable landscapes and other NGOs and consultants supporting sustainable landscapes.

The workshop aimed:

● To enable exchange between landscape and investment/sourcing actors to help understand different interests and constraints as a basis for effective partnerships
● To clarify what is what is meant by sustainable landscapes/jurisdictions in the context of landscape initiatives at the workshop
● To identify the types of investment/sourcing opportunities that are facilitated by and that support sustainable landscapes/jurisdictions
● To understand the range of information tools, platforms and standards under development that aim to support sustainable landscape investments and partnerships, and provide feedback to help them respond to users’ needs

These objectives were considered by exploring case studies from jurisdictions that are making progress towards sustainable landscapes and where there are compelling opportunities for investment and/or commodity sourcing partnerships including San Martin – Peru, Mato Grosso – Brazil, North Sumatra – Indonesia, Central Kalimantan – Indonesia, North-western Liberia, Gola Forest – Sierra Leone and Liberia and Cocoa Forests Zone – Ghana.

New tools, platforms and standards that are emerging to support such partnerships were discussed using practical examples from the landscapes, including the Sustainable Landscapes Rating Tool, the Landscape Accounting Framework, the Forest Landscape Investability Index, Trase, Forest 500, Produce-Protect Platform, Governors’ Climate and Forests Performance System , The Landscape Standard, Commodities-Jurisdictions approach and database, Jurisdictional Risk Assessment and SIPKEBUN – Information and Performance Monitoring System for Sustainable Plantations.

A report provides a synthesis of findings from the workshop. Download the workshop synthesis report here

A separate report provides links to presentations made at the workshop and a record to outputs from group work and discussions. Download the detailed workshop report here

New Project Documents Open For Public Comment

The following project documents are undergoing public comment:

Project name: Gola REDD Project
Region, Country: Eastern Province and Southern Province, Sierra Leone
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Documentation
Public comment period: January 6 – February 5, 2014

Project name: Restoring a Legacy at Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Region, Country: Louisiana, USA
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report
Public comment period: January 31 – March 2, 2014

Project name: Restoring a Forest Legacy at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
Region, Country: Kansas, USA
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report
Public comment period: January 31 – March 2, 2014

Project name: Evio Kuiñaje Ese Eja Cuana to mitigate climate change, Madre de Dios- Perú
Region, Country: Madre de Dios Region, Province Tambopata, Peru
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Documentation
Public comment period: January 22 – February 21, 2014

Project name: Reforestation with rubber on degraded lands of Colombia
Region, Country: Vichada Department, Colombia
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Documentation
Public comment period: February 7 – March 9, 2014

Project name: Cordillera Azul National Park REDD Project
Region, Country: San Martín, Ucayali, Huánuco, and Loreto, Peru
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report
Public comment period: February 7 – March 9, 2014

Comments are invited from the public about whether these projects meet the requirements of the CCB Standards. Comments received will be considered by the auditor during the validation and verification process.

New Project Documents Open for Public Comment

The following project documents are undergoing public comment:

Project name: Gola REDD Project
Region, Country: Eastern Province and Southern Province, Sierra Leone
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Documentation
Public comment period: January 6 – February 5, 2014

Project name: Rewetting of Tropical Peat Swamp Forest in Sebangan National Park
Region, Country: Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Documents undergoing public comment: Project Design Documentation
Public comment period: December 16, 2013 – January 15, 2014

Comments are invited from the public about whether these projects meet the requirements of the CCB Standards. Comments received will be considered by the auditor during the validation and verification process.