More than one billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihoods, and most of them are among the poorest people on earth. Primary forests, particularly tropical primary forests, are also home to half or more of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has the potential to improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change, but this significant potential can only be realized with the right approach. Learn about IUCN's approach to REDD+
Latest REDD+ news from IUCN
Conserving of our tropical forests is key to combat climate change. Ytha Kempkes, lobbyist with IUCN Netherlands, tells us all about REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, which is part of the ongoing climate negotiations. Alex Dadzie, from the Ghana Timber Association, explains how REDD would benefit the industry and forest communities in his country. …
29 Jun 2010 | Audio
- Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
- Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
- REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
- Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication
Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …
11 Jun 2010 | International news release
Full participation of forest communities is indispensable for REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) to be a success, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says in a new study. …
10 Jun 2010 | News story
As climate negotiations resume today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges delegates to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. …
31 May 2010 | International news release
21 May 2010 | Downloads - publication
REDD and Communities Task Force calls for case studies on ICCAs and the “underlying causes of forest conservation”
The REDD and Communities Task Force of CEESP and the Global Forest Coalition have started a new initiative to map, document and promote successful examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-driven forest conservation and restoration, and the incentive systems and policy frameworks that have made them work. …
21 May 2010 | News story
How can nature help us adapt to climate change and minimize its effects? This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and ecosystems-based adaptation. …
18 Apr 2010 | Video
IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …
08 Apr 2010 | Downloads - document