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UN-REDD Releases its First 5-year Programme Strategy

The inaugural UN-REDD Programme Strategy 2011-2015 which provides a critical roadmap for increased support to UN-REDD partner countries, is now available for download in English, French and Spanish.

Key elements of this five-year Programme Strategy include:

  • Definition of six key work areas, on which an increasing majority of the UN-REDD Programme’s support will focus. The definition of these six work areas will enable the UN-REDD Programme to provide targeted support to 20-40 individual countries in one or more of the defined work areas. This will allow the UN-REDD Programme to continue to provide relevant support to countries far later within the REDD+ ‘life cycle.’

  • Support to up to an additional 20 countries for initial REDD+ readiness, which will build on lessons learned from Quick Start support to the Programme's nine initial pilot countries.

  • Creation of a new financial modality known as ‘Tier 2’, which will go beyond the Programme's Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) to include REDD+ activities undertaken by UN-REDD Programme agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP) that are clearly contributing to the overall UN-REDD Programme Strategy and which are funded through various sources.

  • Scaling up coordination with strategic partners, including the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), the Forest Investment Program (FIP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the REDD+ Partnership. For example, in the context of piloting multiple delivery partners for the FCPF Readiness Fund, the World Bank and the UN-REDD Programme agencies are developing common social and environmental principles.

  • Delivery of the strategy, through UN-REDD National Programmes and the Global Programme

The Programme's overall VISION, defined in the Strategy is: Developing countries have significantly reduced their forest and land-based emissions, as a result of incentives from a performance-based REDD+ mechanism, while achieving national developmental goals in a sustainable and equitable manner.

The Programme's MISSION is: To support countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through national REDD+ strategies that transform their forest sectors so as to contribute to human well-being and meet climate change mitigation and adaptation aspirations.

The Strategy also identifies the following OBJECTIVE for the Programme in 2011-2015: To promote the elaboration and implementation of National REDD+ s trategies to achieve REDD+ readiness, including the transformation of land use and sustainable forest management and performance-based payments.

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In this issue


UN-REDD Releases its First 5-year Programme Strategy

REDD+ Safeguards, Governance Emphasized by UN-REDD Agencies at Forests 2011 Launch

Features & Commentary

California Leading the Way Towards REDD+ Carbon Markets
By: Christopher Cosslett

Mangrove Forests and REDD+
By: Gabriel Grimsditch
Reports & Analysis

UN-REDD Free, Prior and Informed Consent Consultation in Tanzania

National Systems for GHG Inventories
Looking ahead

Programme of Anti-Corruption on REDD (PAC-REDD) Workshop
25 February 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Conference
2 - 3 March 2011, Paris, France

CARE International and CCBA Social Impacts of REDD+ Workshop
3 - 4 March 2011, London, UK

CBD Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+
15 - 18 March 2011, Singapore City, Singapore

UN-REDD Programme 6th Policy Board Meeting
21 - 23 March 2011, Da Lat, Viet Nam

FCPF 8th Participants Committee Meeting
24 - 25 March 2011 Da Lat, Viet Nam

UNFCCC Climate Change Talks
3-8 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand
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