According to the bank document, the project aims "to make payments to the Program Entity for measured, reported and verified Emissions Reductions (ER) from reduced deforestation, forest degradation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) in six Lao PDR provinces and to distribute ER payments in accordance with an agreed benefit-sharing plan (BSP).
Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: avoid permanent land acquisition and physical resettlement. However, where avoidance is not possible, compensation will be paid to the affected households. For example, for local people who lose their land permanently compensation will be made in accordance with this ethnic group policy framework (EGPF) and resettlement policy framework (RPF).
Temporary environmental impact due to dust, noise, etc. which affects the income generation activities of local people affecting shops, local businesses, etc. will be duly compensated. Socially and culturally appropriate consultation methods will be used when consulting EG communities. During the consultation, special attention will be given to the concerns of EG women, youth, and children and their access to development activities".
Team Leader: Stephen Danyo, Alexander Lotsch
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