The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

Safeguards and Multiple Benefits

The main purpose of REDD+ is to mitigate global climate change. REDD+ also has the potential to deliver other benefits, both environmental and social, to countries that choose to implement it. To ensure that REDD+ delivers benefits and that risks are reduced, the UN-REDD Programme supports countries in their work on applying the UNFCCC’s REDD+ safeguards, and on land-use planning for REDD+.