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Ghana - Cocoa Forest REDD Emissions Reduction (ER) Programme : Benefit Sharing Plan (English)

The Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for the Ghana Emission Reduction Program (GCFRP) has been developed in anticipation of the carbon benefits that will be generated under the GCFRP. The goal of the GCFRP is to significantly reduce deforestation and forest degradation by promoting climate-smart cocoa production, landscape level land-use planning, strategic policy reforms, integrated coordination and monitoring, law enforcement as well as risk reduction efforts within priority Hotspot Intervention Area (HIA) landscapes. The Final BSP was designed based on extensive field study (focus group discussions and key informant interviews), broad stakeholder consultations at the local and national levels and multiple expert reviews involving individuals (men and women), key informant, local communities, private sector players, civil society organizations, government, and expert groups. The BSP elaborates on benefit sharing mechanism that is intended to effectively distribute carbon and non-carbon benefits as result the implementation of the program. It describes the various beneficiaries, their eligibility, roles and responsibilities while specifying the scale and modalities for distribution. Additionally, the BSP describes the type of benefits to be transferred to the beneficiaries, the timing of the distribution, and the conditions (roles and responsibilities) to be satisfied for the payment of the benefits, and the appropriate indicators for monitoring, measuring and verifying compliance with modalities for distributing benefits.

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Ghana - Cocoa Forest REDD Emissions Reduction (ER) Programme : Benefit Sharing Plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/631901587993144858/Benefit-Sharing-Plan