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February 2017

Best Practices and Considerations for the Development of REDD+ Country Approaches to Safeguards and Design of Safeguard Information Systems

Document developed by CLP and SNV (2016). This document aims to provide guidance and a systematic overview of the different processes and considerations that form the core of Country Approaches to Safeguards (CAS). The broader objective of this document is to provide a framework structure for REDD+ countries seeking to develop their own CAS to respond to the UNFCCC and other international REDD+ safeguard requirements.

English PDF 2.42 MB

November 2016
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Conserving Forests to Combat Climate Change

In December 2015, the Paris Agreement recognized the critical role of forests in combating climate change. This recognition included actions to halt and reverse the rate of deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, which have contributed up to 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. To assist countries in these actions, the agreement includes a framework of policies and incentives for reducing deforestation and forest degradation and increasing carbon storage in forests through conservation and sustainable management. This is known as REDD+, a mechanism that has evolved over a decade of discussions, research, and negotiations to become a key piece of the newly adopted climate architecture. The aim of REDD+ is to halt and reverse forest cover and carbon loss in developing countries by helping countries shift to low-emissions development pathways by increasing the value of healthy forests relative to other land uses. Achieving and sustaining the objectives of REDD+ requires the transformation of economic activities within and outside of forests, often referred to as the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. A solid understanding of REDD+ and the Paris Agreement is needed to accomplish these economic transformations and conserve forests as natural places, carbon stocks, and sustainable resources. This paper describes what REDD+ is, in a manner that is accessible to policy makers, scientists and civil society and in a form that is completely consistent with the UNFCCC decisions and agreements.

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December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lettre d'Intention (LOI)

Document qui détermine les obligations des deux parties, à savoir la RDC et l'Initiative pour les Forêts de l'Afrique Centrale (CAFI), en terme de jalons à atteindre pour la RDC et des financements à assurer par CAFI pour la mise en oeuvre du Plan d'investissement National REDD+

French PDF 270.31 KB

December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Letter Of Intent (LOI)

Document which set the obligations for both parties, namely DRC and CAFI, in terms of milestones to be complied with by DRC and the necessary funding CAFI will have to provide for the implementation of the DRC National REDD+ Investment Plan

English PDF 259.21 KB

December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Plan National d'Investissement REDD+

Cadre de programmation qui décline la mise en oeuvre de la Stratégie Nationale REDD+, en terme d'activités sectorielles, des politiques et des réformes clés, notamment avec des fiches projets qui sont présentés correspondant aux piliers de la Stratégie.

French PDF 4.53 MB

December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

National REDD+ Investment Plan

Programatic framework translating the National REDD+ Strategy into sectoral activities and key reforms, with project files related to the pilars identified in the National REDD+ Strategy

English PDF 3.08 MB

January 2015
Germany

Sourcebook on Monitoring Biodiversity for REDD+

The Sourcebook published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks to bring clarity to the challenge of monitoring biodiversity for REDD+ while acknowledging the need to avoid adding further complexity. The Sourcebook emphasises a phased approach to monitoring based on availability of resources, and highlights that monitoring biodiversity as part of REDD+ can help countries to achieve both their biodiversity and climate commitments more cost-effectively. Contributing to the goal of achieving multiple benefits through REDD+, the Sourcebook seeks to answer three key questions: Why monitor biodiversity for REDD+? What to monitor? How to monitor? Drawing on the literature and contributions from a wide range of experts, the Sourcebook provides a simple framework for answering these questions. Summaries of key monitoring methods are presented with best practice guidance and practical case studies drawn from REDD+ and forest projects around the world.

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January 2015
Germany

Sourcebook on Monitoring Biodiversity for REDD+

The Sourcebook published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks to bring clarity to the challenge of monitoring biodiversity for REDD+ while acknowledging the need to avoid adding further complexity. The Sourcebook emphasises a phased approach to monitoring based on availability of resources, and highlights that monitoring biodiversity as part of REDD+ can help countries to achieve both their biodiversity and climate commitments more cost-effectively. Contributing to the goal of achieving multiple benefits through REDD+, the Sourcebook seeks to answer three key questions: Why monitor biodiversity for REDD+? What to monitor? How to monitor? Drawing on the literature and contributions from a wide range of experts, the Sourcebook provides a simple framework for answering these questions. Summaries of key monitoring methods are presented with best practice guidance and practical case studies drawn from REDD+ and forest projects around the world.

Spanish External link

July 2013
Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

An Operational Framework for Defining and Monitoring Forest Degradation

Thompson, I. D., M. R. Guariguata, K. Okabe, C. Bahamondez, R. Nasi, V. Heymell, and C. Sabogal. 2013. An operational framework for defining and monitoring forest degradation. Ecology and Society 18(2): 20.

English PDF 640.62 KB

May 2013
Nepal

General Overview on Co-benefits of REDD+ implementation

English PDF 2.09 MB

December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stratégie Nationale REDD+

Document de référence qui identifie les moteurs directs et indirects de la déforestation et de la dégradation forestière. Il précise la vision du Gouvernement pour un développement économique et social du pays à faible carbone, à l’horizon 2035, centrée sur 7 piliers d’intervention stratégique, dont 3 piliers sectoriels (agriculture, énergie e forêt) et 4 piliers habilitants (gouvernance, aménagement de territoire, reforme foncière et démographie)

French PDF 2.50 MB

December 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stratégie Nationale REDD+ Appendices

Annexes au Document de la Stratégie Nationale REDD+

French PDF 1.90 MB

February 2013
Montreal Process

Working together to get forest measurement right: a solution for REDD+

English PDF 473.53 KB

November 2012
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 21

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October 2012
Greenoxx Global Environmental Program

Summary Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project

Madre de Dios Amazon Project has been developed by Greenoxx NGO, who also financed an important part of the project and will exclusively commercialize it.

English PDF 170.23 KB

July 2012
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 20

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May 2012
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 19

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January 2012
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 18

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January 2012
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 17

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February 2012
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development

Policy paper on REDDplus

The German NGO Forum on Environment and Development has recently developed a policy Paper on REDDplus.

English PDF 230.79 KB

August 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 16

English PDF 201.16 KB

May 2011
Tebtebba

Climate Change, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples: Training Course for Indigenous Peoples

Composed of 5 training modules, this training course on Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and REDD+ aims to enhance the capacity of indigenous leaders, educators and organizers to engage in national and international processes and mechanisms, particularly REDD+ and its repercussions.

English PDF 5.64 MB

May 2011
Tebtebba

State of Forest, Policy Environment and Ways Forward

These studies covered the drivers of deforestation and existing national laws and policies on forests, land tenure, indigenous peoples and their rights, climate change and REDD+ from nine countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The reports also provided recommendations on how to address issues and challenges affecting forests and indigenous peoples.

English PDF 3.80 MB

March 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Biodiversity and Livelihoods REDD-plus Benefits

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have published a booklet on ‘Biodiversity and Livelihoods.

English PDF 2.50 MB

March 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

La Diversidad Biológica y los Medios de Vida Beneficios de REDD-plus

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (giz) have published a booklet on ‘Biodiversity and Livelihoods.

Spanish PDF 3.46 MB

March 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Biodiversité et moyens de subsistance Les avantages REDD-plus

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (giz) have published a booklet on ‘Biodiversity and Livelihoods.

French PDF 3.39 MB

March 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 14

English PDF 262.67 KB

January 2011
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 13

English PDF 203.87 KB

February 2013
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Twenty-five success stories: Illustrating ITTO’s 25-year quest to sustain tropical forests

English PDF 6.60 MB

February 2013
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Twenty-five success stories: Illustrating ITTO’s 25-year quest to sustain tropical forests

Spanish PDF 4.40 MB

February 2013
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Twenty-five success stories: Illustrating ITTO’s 25-year quest to sustain tropical forests

French PDF 4.24 MB

November 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 12

English PDF 328.10 KB

September 2011
The Monitoring Matters Network

Environmental monitoring: the scale and speed of implementation varies according to the degree of peoples involvement

Solutions to the global environmental crisis require scientific knowledge and responses spanning different spatial scales and levels of societal organization; yet understanding how to translate environmental knowledge into decision-making and action remains limited. This analysis examined 104 published environmental monitoring schemes to assess whether participation in data collection and analysis influences the speed and scale of decision-making and action. The results show that involving local stakeholders in monitoring enhances management responses at local spatial scales, and increases the speed of decision-making to tackle environmental challenges at operational levels of resource management.

English PDF 484.38 KB

September 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 11

English PDF 269.83 KB

July 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 10

English PDF 206.21 KB

July 2010
Democratic Republic of the Congo

L'accès au financement "fast start" pour la RDC, présentation

French PDF 721.15 KB

April 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 9

English PDF 170.41 KB

January 2013
Conservation International (CI)

Opportunities for achieving biodiversity conservation through REDD

The United Nations climate negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) provide a rare opportunity for conservation of tropical forests and biodiversity. Here, we explore the implications of REDD design and implementation options on biodiversity conservation and ways to link REDD with biodiversity conservation. From both a mitigation and biodiversity perspective, the most important immediate steps are to ensure that REDD is included in the new global climate agreement and maximizes the area of tropical forest conserved. It may also be possible to include guidelines or incentives within a REDD framework or in national implementation to channel funding to areas of high biodiversity. However, if the immediate steps above are not taken first, REDD will reach neither its mitigation nor its biodiversity conservation potential.

English PDF 119.46 KB

February 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 7

English PDF 129.23 KB

February 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Special Issue

English PDF 117.58 KB

February 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 6

English PDF 171.77 KB

December 2009
The Forests Dialogue (TFD)

Investing in REDD-plus, Consensus on frameworks for the financing and implementation of REDD-plus

English PDF 110.60 KB

December 2009
The Forests Dialogue (TFD)

Invirtiendo en REDD-plus, Consenso sobre marcos generales para el financiamiento e implementación de mecanismos de REDD-plus

English PDF 121.53 KB

December 2009
The Forests Dialogue (TFD)

Investir dans la REDD-plus, Consensus sur les cadres de financement et de l'application de la REDD-plus

French PDF 120.92 KB

August 2009
Pro Natura

Guidelines and eligibility criteria for REDD on biodiversity and on Indigenous Peoples and local communities

This paper by Pro Natura - Friends of the Earth Switzerland considers REDD and suggests guidelines as well as eligibility criteria with regard to biodiversity, indigenous peoples and local communities. For more information contact Friedrich Wulf at < friedrich.wulf@pronatura.ch >

English PDF 137.21 KB

February 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 4

English PDF 176.73 KB

March 2009
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 3

English PDF 100.77 KB

March 2009
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 2

English PDF 76.63 KB

November 2008
United States of America

USAID's biodiversity conservation and forestry programs, FY 2007

USAID, along with the U.S. Department of State, spends approximately $90 million annually to reduce deforestation, increase sequestration, and enhance sustainable forest management. Some examples of USAID programs include: -Spending $30 million annually for conservation in the Amazon, including the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon and over $100 million since 2002 to targeted conservation programs as part of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. -Working with the Center for International Forestry (CIFOR) to create a suite of training modules on topics related to forests and climate change, including modules on carbon accounting, forest management, trading carbon from forests, and international policy. -Assessing forest conservation and natural resources management programs – in countries such as Indonesia, Liberia and Bolivia – to see how they can be redesigned, to better incorporate forest climate practices and policies.

English PDF 6.55 MB

March 2009
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

REDD-plus & Biodiversity e-Newsletter Volume 1

English PDF 88.73 KB

April 2009
The Monitoring Matters Network

Local Participation in Natural Resource Monitoring – A Characterization of Approaches

No system exists to guide the development and expansion of natural resource monitoring schemes. To help develop such a protocol, the authors present a typology of monitoring categories, defined by their degree of local participation, ranging from no local involvement with monitoring undertaken by professional researchers to an entirely local effort with monitoring undertaken by local people. The strengths and weaknesses of each monitoring category are assessed. Locally based monitoring can lead to rapid decisions to solve the key threats affecting natural resources, can empower local communities to better manage their resources, and can refine sustainable-use strategies to improve local livelihoods.

English PDF 770.77 KB