Forest monitoring and assessment
Panama @FAO/R.M. HasanThe UN-REDD Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 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 involvement of all stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation.
The Programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in 56 partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, through direct support to individual countries in the design and implementation of UN-REDD National Programmes and targeted support upon request on thematic areas such National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), national strategies, governance, distribution of benefits and safeguards.
FAO within the UN-REDD Programme
Vietnam ©FAO/BaliellasFAO’s technical expertise in forestry makes it a trusted technical partner to provide support to countries in developing their capacities to build robust national monitoring forest systems for REDD+ that also provide broader monitoring needs for sustainable development. It supports countries on how to gather information on safeguards as well as Safeguard Information System design, governance assessments, advice on land tenure regimes and legal preparedness and identification of best practices for sustainable forest management.
FAO’s main activities within the UN-REDD Programme include:
In addition FAO also support countries in:
What is REDD+?
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) encourages developing countries to contribute to climate change mitigation in the forest sector through the following activities: