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What's new in the UN-REDD Programme support to country actions

Nine pilot countries have been identified in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The UN-REDD Programme empowers countries to manage their REDD processes by assisting them in identifying ways to address their specific drivers of deforestation, developing methods and tools for measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, facilitating the participation of national stakeholders, and accessing financial and technical assistance.

The UN-REDD Programme is currently assisting nine developing countries to prepare and implement national REDD strategies and mechanisms. The first set of UN-REDD Programme pilot countries are in Africa: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia; in Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam; and in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Panama and Paraguay.

Designed collaboratively by national stakeholders and country-led, national UN-REDD programmes are informed by the technical expertise of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Priority is given to developing sustainable national multisectoral approaches with broad stakeholder engagement that promote equitable outcomes. The programmes also aim to ensure that countries use reliable methodologies to assess emission reductions. In some countries, key elements of delivering emission reductions – such as REDD payment structuring and distribution options – will also be tested.


In this issue


World leaders in L’Aquila, Italy, reaffirm the importance of forests in fighting climate change

What's new in the UN-REDD Programme support to country actions

Latest in REDD talks in Bonn

Features & Commentary

Call for nominations: civil society organizations selection process to serve on the Policy Board

The UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

Monitoring for REDD

Reports & Analysis

Multiple benefits – issues and options for REDD

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