United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
United Republic of Tanzania
Central African Republic
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Objective & Description
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative 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 UN-REDD 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.
Governance & Coordination Mechanisms
The Programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in 48 partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, in two ways: (i) direct support to the design and implementation of UN-REDD National Programmes; and (ii) complementary support to national REDD+ action through common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data and best practices developed through the UN-REDD Global Programme. By June 2013, total funding for these two streams of support to countries totaled US$172.4 million. For an overview of current funds and budget allocations, consult the Programme’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund Gateway.
Arrangements for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer