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. 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 has 64 partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America with tailored support being provided to the countries for meeting their specific requirements as they move ahead with their national REDD+ processes. For more information about the UN-REDD Programme, visit the website and workspace.
FAO's support on REDD+
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. For further information on FAO’s technical expertise across numerous work areas, visit FAO’s website on REDD+
FAO’s support is directly linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) requirements to support countries as they become ready for REDD+ and later, during the implementation phase.
A further description of countries supported by FAO and ongoing activities, collaboration with other initiatives and multilateral agencies, and a range of information resources and news are accessible on the website:
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: