The Eastern Province Jurisdictional Sustainable Landscape Programme (EPJSLP) is a Results-Based Climate Finance (RBCF) follow up programme to the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP), an initiative supported by Government with funding from the Biocarbon Fund (BIOCF), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and International Development Association (IDA)1. The EP-JSLP is being developed as a long-term results-based payment programme that takes over where the implementation phase of the ZIFLP ends. The government has developed the Eastern Province Jurisdictional Sustainable Landscape Programme as a programmatic umbrella for climate-positive interventions in the Eastern Province. The Programme is Jurisdictional in terms of approach and performance-based in nature. The EP-JSLP’s aim is to promote Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction or removal from the land sector in the Eastern Province, while simultaneously improving rural livelihoods including wildlife conservation and habitat management. The EP-JSLP envisages to achieve emission reductions by promoting interventions that prevent deforestation and forest degradation as well as reducing emissions from agriculture. This includes improved land-use planning, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) development, Sustainable Forest Management, rural energy generation, and Laws and Policies that protect Forests and Wildlife.
EP-JSLP Abridged BSP V13-April 2023
A major prerequisite for the ERPA is the preparation of a BSP in tandem with BioCF ISFL requirements. A BSP has been designed in a consultative, transparent and participatory manner appropriate that reflects inputs and broad community support by relevant stakeholders. Further, the BSP is designed in consideration of the ER Program design in response to strategic policy interventions and measures to incentivize actions that address the drivers of emissions in the entire Eastern Province.