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Jorgen Karlsen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UN-REDD Programme Donors

The UN-REDD Programme is made possible through the generous funding of Denmark, the European Union, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. To date, donor contributions total US$215.2 million, 91 per cent of which is already allocated to support UN-REDD Programme partner countries at the national, regional and global level.  For an overview of current funds and budget allocations, consult the Programme’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund Gateway

"As donors, we attach a special value to the UN-REDD Programme as it generates real opportunities for the poor, ensuring they are equipped and empowered to take advantage of new opportunities linked to the fight against climate change, giving a central place to the needs and concerns of poor women and men and fostering the participation of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.”
Juan López-Dóriga Pérez, Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

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"The biggest strength of the UN-REDD Programme is that you have a focal point within the UN system that can pull the resources of the different agencies, that has representation in all tropical forest countries, and the fact that the UN is a leading player in such areas as monitoring, reporting and verfication, governance issues and many other areas. So we definitely need the UN and we need the UN-REDD Programme if we are going to be successful with the REDD+ efforts in the years to come."
Hans Brattskar, Norway's International Climate and Forestry Initiative

"We see REDD as an integrated part when it comes to climate mitigation but also when it comes to livelihood of people and maintaining natural resources… We see that UN-REDD plays an important role in terms of having several UN agencies working together and bringing in some of the expertise that these institutions have, so we see UN-REDD as being part of the global picture of REDD."
Jørgen Karlsen, Denmark

"Japan's contribution of more than US$3 million intends to support the UN-REDD Global Programme, as it places particular importance on the development of common international standards and guidelines in the field such as MRV, safeguards or benefit sharing mechanisms. As a major donor of REDD+, Japan will actively engage in the activities of UN-REDD.”
Akiko Suzuki, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Other Partners

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).

"The continuous support of multilateral initiatives like the UN-REDD Programme ensures that nationally-led REDD+ efforts in developing countries are driven faster forward. The UN-REDD Programme has contributed greatly to building capacities and providing support to allow these efforts to take root and grow."
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

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"The FCPF and the UN-REDD Programme continue to gain insights into the depth and breadth of the needs faced by countries as they become ready for REDD+. The assistance countries require from the international community must be well-coordinated to be effective, and FCPF and UN-REDD continue to work together to make important contributions in this context."
Benoit Bosquet, Coordinator, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)

"Through the establishment of a cooperation agreement in 2009, the Brazilian Institute for Space Research and the UN-REDD Programme have been working harmoniously to ensure that interested partner countries receive adequate training and have free access to the technology necessary for the development of their own forest monitoring system, which is one pre-requisite to ensure full participation in the REDD+ initiative."
Gilberto Câmara, Director, Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE)

"The GEF is seeing its investments with the UN-REDD Programme in forests, sustainable forest management and REDD+ paying dividends by supporting and enhancing the many environmental and economic benefits forests can provide. Sustainable forest management supports our efforts in climate change, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable economic development at local, regional and national levels of people who depend on healthy forests for their livelihoods."
Monique Barbut, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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