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The Quirino Forest Carbon Project (QFCP) of Conservation International-Philippines has been acknowledged under the Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) program, a global standard and quality assurance system at the forefront of accounting greenhouse (GHG) emissions reductions in the voluntary carbon market. The project was accepted in the VCS program after its standards were approved in June by a third party auditor, the Rainforest Alliance.
According to the Philippine Star, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has launched a 2.7-million-euro “Climate-Relevant Modernization of the National Forest Policy and Piloting of REDD Measures in the Philippines” in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Potential REDD pilot areas include forests in Northern Leyte’s Anonang-Lobi mountains, the Philippine Eagle’s known habitats in Samar, and the Caraga region in Mindanao.