The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries.
At the website www.un-redd.org you can find information about the program as well as documents from the policy meetings being held. Last one in Brazzaville, in the Republic of the Congo in late October 2012 and next one coming up in Indonesia in June 2013. The meeting approved the two-year work plan and revised budget of US$47.6 million for global-level and country-specific support to national REDD+ actions for 2013 and 2014.
Through the Support to National REDD+ Action – Global Programme Framework 2011-2015, these funds will provide the Programme’s 46 partner countries with targeted support, as well as common tools and approaches for various aspects of REDD+ readiness
UN-REDD Programme Partner Countries.
Other Policy Board highlights
The Board welcomed the conclusion and recommendations of the joint UN-REDD Programme and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) country needs assessment, which was released in early October. The Board also received updates from the UN-REDD Programme agencies (FAO, UNDP, UNEP) on the results being achieved by partner countries in the areas of national forest monitoring systems, multiple benefits of REDD+, green economy transitions as well as gender and REDD+.
UN-REDD program Donors
The UN-REDD Programme is made possible through the generous funding of Denmark, Japan, Norway and Spain. To date, donor contributions total US$118.9 million, 99 per cent of which is already allocated to support UN-REDD Programme partner countries at the national, regional and global level.
The UN-REDD Programme works closely with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in order to streamline support to partner countries. Read more on how the Programme works with the FCPF and FIP in our joint pamphlet “Working Together for REDD+”.
Other important partners of the UN-REDD Programme, among others, are the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil (INPE), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF).
More on the UN-REDD Programme
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). For more information on the work of the UN-REDD Programme, visit www.un-redd.org or email the Programme at firstname.lastname@example.org.