1.5 Guiding principles – Institutional arrangements
- The important elements of a well-functioning institutional system are considered to be:(1)
- a solid, sustainable network of institutions with the necessary range of expertise
- clearly documented roles and responsibilities with a single body assigned for overall coordination
- mechanisms for communication and exchange of information between central; and local, state, or provincial level agencies
- continuity of staff and succession planning
- high level of engagement and acceptance amongst the participating stakeholders.
- A long-term vision through strategic planning supported by adequate budgets should be established to support the development and ongoing monitoring, measurement, reporting and verification requirements of REDD+.
- Planning, preparation, documentation and archiving, compilation of reports, national consultation, assessment, approval, submission and continual improvement are MRV functions that require effective and documented institutional arrangements.
- Institutional arrangements established under REDD+ can also support broader reporting for the LULUCF sector, as well as greenhouse gas inventories for Biennial Update Reports.
These general principles were adapted from Gonzanlez Miguez, 2012; UNFCCC, 2013.For further discussion on institutional setup and case studies see: MAPT National GHG Inventory Case Study Series.