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US$8.7 Million Approved for UN-REDD’s Global Activities

In a recent intersessional decision on 25 June, the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board approved the budget for an additional US$8.7 million to fund global activities aimed at supporting national REDD+ readiness efforts.

The additional funds are part of Norway’s US$30 million funding for 2010, announced at the UN-REDD Programme’s fourth Policy Board meeting in March. The UN-REDD Programme’s support to global activities (January 2009-July 2011) now totals US$22 million. This is in addition to US$42.6 million allocated to UN-REDD’s National Programmes.

New funds will enable the Programme to continue work on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), engagement of stakeholders, and realizing the multiple benefits forest can provide.  Further, the funds will help to enable: 

  • Increased transparency and effectiveness in national REDD+ governance
    The Programme will develop understanding and sharing of experience on governance monitoring, decentralization, and convening dialogue and partnerships with REDD+ governance actors. Another key area is to develop and apply land tenure tools and advice for REDD+ implementation.

  • Development of equitable benefit sharing systems
    The UN-REDD Programme will support integrating the development of payment structures and equitable benefit sharing systems in national programmes, and fostering transparency and accountability in financing flows.  Efforts will also be put on women's empowerment and gender equality, and to develop safeguards and standards for social impacts of REDD+.

  • Support to low carbon sector transformation
    The UN-REDD Programme will analyze environmental, social and economic drivers of high-carbon forest uses and compile best practices on alternative institutional and economic options, as well as on the contribution of sector transformation to meet green economy goals.

These and other on-going global activities support REDD+ readiness efforts at the country level and seek to benefit the REDD+ global community at large.
“The Policy Board’s recent approval will go a long way to developing and sharing knowledge, guidance and tools to help countries design and implement their national REDD+ strategies,” says Tiina Vahanen, Senior Officer of the UN-REDD’s Global Programme.  

“Norway’s generous support has been vital to the UN-REDD Programme’s success in providing REDD+ readiness support to countries,” says Ms. Vahanen.

    In this issue


    REDD+ Partnership Meeting in Brazil

    UN-REDD Hosts FPIC Workshop in Viet Nam

    Governance Update

    US$8.7 Million Approved for UN-REDD’s Global Activities
    Features & Commentary

    Making REDD+ Work for Zambia By: Samuli Leminen

    MRV and Monitoring for REDD+ Implementation By: Peter Holmgren
    Reports & Analysis

    Joint UN-REDD and GEO MRV Workshop

    Report: FCPF Meeting in Guyana

    Report: FIP Sub-Committee Meeting
    Looking ahead

    UNFCCC Climate Change Talks
    2 - 6 August 2010‚ Bonn, Germany

    XXIII IUFRO World Congress
    23 - 28 August 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Workshop on Forest Governance and REDD in Latin America and the Caribbean
    30 August - 3 September 2010, Oaxaca, Mexico
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