Our Work 

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation. Additionally, the programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in 65 partner countries ,spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Support to partner countries is delivered through;

  • Direct support to the design and implementation of National REDD+ Programmes;


  • Complementary tailored support to national REDD+ actions; 


  • Technical capacity building support through sharing of expertise, common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data, best practices and facilitated South-South knowledge sharing. How we work

With the goal to reduce forest emissions and enhance carbon stocks in forests while contributing to national sustainable development, The Programme has set four outcomes for the 2021-2025 work programme namely:


1. Forest solutions realised​

1 GtCO2e per year in forest-based, high-quality ​emission reductions and enhanced removals​

1.1 REDD+ investment plans/programmes​

1.2 Forest landscape restoration​

1.3 Deforestation-free commodity supply chains​

1.4 Monitoring systems for high-quality and accurate emission data​

1.5 Safeguards addressed and reported

2. Forest solutions rewarded​

​Mobilising USD $5 bn for REDD+ from Results-based Payment (RBP) schemes, carbon markets and other transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement​

2.1 RBP for REDD+ results​

2.2 Market transactions​

2.3 Private-sector forest carbon investments​

3. Forest solutions enhanced​

More than 15 countries enhance significantly the forest component of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the 2020-2025 cycle, including their quantitative emissions targets​

3.1 NDCs mitigation actions in the forest ​

and land-use sectors

4. Actors & knowledge for forest solutions connected​

Forests and REDD+ catalyse a global, transformative Nature-based Solutions (NbS) movement to accelerate climate action​​

4.1 Knowledge on how to scale up REDD+ implementation​

4.2 Collective political and societal support to NbS​

4.3 Digital cooperation and frontier technologies​


Cross-cutting themes identified as being significant in order to ensure the Programme achieves desired results are:

Forest governance

Tenure security

Gender equality

Stakeholder engagement

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