REDD+, a decade fighting forest degradation

23 May 2022

What is REDD+?

 

REDD+ is a framework created by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) to guide activities in the forest sector aiming to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the sustainable management of forests and the conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

National governments to reduce human pressure on forests that result in greenhouse gas emissions at the national level, but as an interim measure also recognize subnational implementation.

The implementation of REDD+ activities is voluntary and depends on the national circumstances, capacities and capabilities of each developing country and the level of support received.

This year The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP), launched the report titled Forests, Climate, Biodiversity, and People: Assessing a Decade of REDD+, during the World Forestry Congress in the Republic of Korea, which faced challenges and opportunities to strengthen REDD+ initiatives were discussed.

About REDD+ experts

 

Nathália Nascimento is a researcher from the Instituto for Climate Studies at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Brazil. She has studied forest loss and management in land reform settlements and its Implications for REDD+ governance in the Brazilian Amazon.

Dirk Nemitz is the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn and works on the outcomes and socio-ecological impacts of REDD+.

Bhaskar Vira is a head professor at the University of Cambridge, UK, who studies the influences of REDD+ on biodiversity and people. Vira believes that socio-economic benefits should be intentionally integrated into REDD+ initiatives.

In this GLF Live, experts reflect on lessons learned, the evolution of best practices, and how report updates will help the future of REDD+.