REDD+ Projects and Partnerships

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Toward Pro-Poor REDD+ Project
IUCN is working with stakeholders in Cameroon,Ghana, Guatemala, Papua Province in Indonesia and Uganda to develop national REDD+ strategies that address the needs of the poor. Read more on IUCN’s Pro-Poor REDD+ work

REDD+ Benefit Sharing Project
With funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), IUCN is supporting the integration of principles that address the needs of the poor in the design of REDD+ benefit sharing schemes, with initial pilot activities in Ghana, Mexico and Peru. Read more


Tackling Forest Degradation
Through the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), IUCN and its members have been contributing to work on forest degradation with considerable implications for REDD+. Read more

IUCN and The Forests Dialogue's Global Discussion Series on REDD+ Benefit Sharing
With US$600,000 in new funding from the German government in 2013, the joint dialogue series will expand to bring together international experts over the next three years to tackle the issue of ensuring REDD+ benefits reach the rural poor. Read more

Read more on IUCN’s REDD+ Benefit Sharing work

REDD+ and Forest Landscape Restoration
In 2013, IUCN launched the project “Advancing REDD+: Mobilising private investment for community-based, carbon-intensive landscape restoration”. With funding from Norway’s Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), this three-year project aims to establish practical examples of “community-private sector” partnerships that will make the case for scaling up of landscape restoration activities, consistent with national REDD+ strategies in Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala and Mexico. The project capitalises on growing interest in landscape restoration, and will facilitate strategic cooperation between private investors and land managers in these four countries, where interest and potential capacity already exist.

IUCN and The Forests Dialogue
Since 2009, IUCN and The Forests Dialogue have hosted several international discussions, bringing together hundreds of experts and stakeholders to tackle the most pressing REDD+ issues, including REDD+ readiness, operational frameworks for REDD+ finance, and equitable REDD+ benefit sharing. These dialogues have helped to build an international community of REDD+ practitioners, as well as produced concrete recommendations, which have informed international climate change talks.

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