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

Approximately 50 per cent of Bolivia is covered by forests, but an estimated 330,000 hectares of forests are lost every year. The Bolivian government has been carrying out efforts to improve development strategies, plans and regulations within the environment and forestry sectors. The UN-REDD National Programme in Bolivia is supporting the country in its efforts to achieve national REDD+ readiness, in coordination with the FCPF and the German Development Cooperation.

National Programme Updates

National Programme Document Signed

September 2010

The national programme document has been signed by the Ministry of Environment and Water and it is awaiting signature by the Vice Ministry of Public Finance and External Finance. Download the document here.

Update: UN-REDD in Latin America

August 2010

The UN-REDD Programme’s pilot and partner countries in Latin America and the Caribbean make important progress in their REDD+ readiness efforts. Read full article...

Bolivia Secures Critical Funding at the 4th UN-REDD Programme Policy Board

March 2010

The three countries share their reactions and game plans after the UN-REDD Programme’s 4th Policy Board Meeting approves US$14.7 million for their national REDD+ strategies. Read full article...

Validation meeting held on the National Programme

January 2010

A successful validation meeting of the Bolivian UN-REDD National Joint Programme was hosted by the Bolivian government. Download the signed minutes from the meeting.


UN-REDD in Bolivia

Budget: US $4.7 million

Timeframe : May 2010 – April 2013

Partners: Ministry of Environment and Water, Vice Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Forest Development and Management (Focal Point)


Bolivia UN-REDD Programme Document – presented to Policy Board March 2010 (English)

Bolivia Presentation at 4th Policy Meeting – Nairobi March 2010

Bolivia October 2009 Noel Kempff Case Study


Yasukawa Yoriko
UN Resident Coordinator