Table of Contents

- REDD+ Partnership Documents

- REDD+ Partnership Publications

- REDD+ Partnership Meeting Summaries.

- VRD progress reports 

REDD+ Partnership Documents

This section presents documents that concern the operation of the REDD+ Partnership.

5 December 2012 This document expresses the intent of the governments that form the REDD+ Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “Partners”) to continue this voluntary interim Partnership and to mandate a new period of work. [more]
1 July 2012 An Overview of Key Concepts, Technical Elements, And UNFCCC Negotiation Outcomes. Prepared for the REDD+ Partnership Santa Marta, Colombia, 1 & 2 July 2012 [more]
24 October 2011 The proposed Plan strives to scale up the results already reached by the REDD+ Partnership, including the voluntary REDD+ database, the findings of analysis on financing gaps and overlaps, the study on effectiveness of multilateral REDD+ initiatives, and sharing lessons on REDD+ initiatives and best practices to promote and facilitate cooperation among Partners. [more]
1 June 2011 This work program is based on the inputs from Partners and stakeholders drawing from the REDD+ Partnership document adopted in Oslo on 27 May 2010. This document maintains continuity between the progress made in fulfilling the work program for 2010 and the vision of the Partners, as contained in the Oslo Partnership document, that will guide the Partnership’s actions through 2012. [more]
17 May 2011 Updated Proposal by Brazil and France as co‐Chairs of the REDD+ Partnership - [more]
9 October 2010 This paper provides guidance on participation of stakeholders in the meetings and processes of the Partnership in area of Participation and Process. [more]
1 June 2010 This work programme follows closely the substantive Operational Measures included in Appendix II of the REDD+ Partnership document. Collectively, the components address the Operational Measures of Appendix II and the workshops, processes and platforms to stimulate discussion, a schedule for meetings and means to facilitate stakeholder involvement to implement them. The treatment of capacity-building and enabling institutions in developing countries is addressed in all the work programme components. [more]
27 May 2010 The REDD+ Partnership tasks should include designing and maintaining the voluntary REDD+ coordination database, organizing Partnership meetings, and providing, on request from the Partners, related analyses, reports and papers, providing logistical support. These services should be independent of the normal functioning of the FMT/PT and of their respective organizations. [more]
26 May 2010 This document expresses the intent of the governments (hereinafter referred to as “Partners”) present at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference on 27 May 2010 to provide a voluntary, non-legally binding framework for the interim REDD+ Partnership, within which the Partners may develop and implement collaborative REDD+ efforts. Any country wanting to contribute to REDD+ actions or support is welcome to join our Partnership. [more]

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REDD+ Partnership Publications

The following publications have been produced on commission by the REDD+ Partnership

24 October 2011 The objectives of the assessment are to synthesize key messages on achievements of the four Multilateral Initiatives (MIs) in enabling REDD+ delivery, and to identify possible gaps to be addressed, with a view to further improving the effectiveness of the MIs for delivery of REDD+ at the global level. [more]
1 July 2011 Partners and Stakeholders indicated general support for the review (see Annex 1 of this document)and, building on these, emphasized the need for: Further clarification of the different roles of MI’s and how to avoid overlaps. Strengthening South‐South exchanges, which are a valuable tool. Identifying ways to best engage stakeholders at the national level. Engaging the private sector: how to address the role of the private sector vis‐à‐vis the drivers ofdeforestation and forest degradation, in the future work of the multilateral REDD+ initiatives;accessing of the private sector to voluntary and compliance markets; how to define the privatesector and integrate them in the REDD+ process, particularly at the national level; how to clarifylegal requirements for maintaining safeguards with respect to the private sector. Analysis of gaps and overlaps not just between multilateral initiatives themselves, but also withprocesses already happening in country (e.g., FLEGT). Clearer communication to countries on the different roles of the multilaterals within a common delivery platform for implementing national REDD+ strategies. Clearer proposals on when financing will be distributed to countries and how to speed upfinancing in a tangible way. Broadening the scope of multilateral initiatives’ work on mitigation to align with adaptationstrategies/needs. [more]
1 June 2011 This paper reviews three leading forest sector policy approaches relevant to benefit-sharing for reducingemissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): payments for ecosystem services, also known as payments for environmental services (PES), participatory forest management (PFM), and forest concession revenue-sharing arrangements. [more]
1 June 2011 This background paper seeks to contribute to the discussion on practical experiences regarding safeguards by informing workshop participants about current approaches to the application of social and environmental standards and principles. It highlights the current REDD+ safeguard initiatives from the FCPF, UNREDD Programme, and other initiatives, and the lessons learned and anticipated challenges to application of REDD+ safeguards. [more]
1 June 2011 This paper was commissioned at the end of 2010 to help achieve these objectives and provide a startingpoint for further activities in 2011. It includes:a) A preliminary set of common terms relating to stakeholder participation (Section 3);b) A framework for categorizing and describing different types of stakeholder engagement processesnecessary to facilitate sharing of relevant experiences (Section 4);c) A discussion of the types of information that seem most relevant for practitioners to share (Section 5); andd) Next steps for developing a comprehensive and sustained approach to sharing information and experiences between and among partners, and identifying good practices (Section 6).In addition, the information gathered in this process could help inform the development of systems totrack how the stakeholder participation safeguard, as included in the Cancun REDD+ decision, is beingaddressed and respected. [more]
30 December 2010 The study is mostly based on the available information including, among others: REDD+ Financing and Activities Survey prepared by the Intergovernmental Taskforce, for the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference, May 27, 2010 [more]


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REDD+ Partnership Meeting Summaries

The following documents provide summaries of the REDD+ Partnership meetings and related events.

5 December 2012 This document expresses the intent of the governments that form the REDD+ Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “Partners”) to continue this voluntary interim Partnership and to mandate a new period of work. [more]
6 September 2012 The REDD+ Partnership met on 6 and 7 September 2012 in Bangkok, for a one and a half-day meeting to discuss official business of the Partnership and the potential of continuing the Partnership work program beyond its original mandate of end-2012. Costa Rica – represented by Jorge Mario Rodriguez – and the United States – represented by Chris Dragisic – co-chaired the meeting. 75 Partner representatives from 50 countries and 47 stakeholders participated. [more]
1 July 2012 As of 9 April 2011, data inputs had been received from 24 REDD+ countries (of 54 in the REDD+ Partnership) receiving financing, 15 donor countries (of 17 in the REDD+ Partnership), as well as 11 organisations/multilateral institutions. The REDD+ Partnership met on 1st and 2nd July 2012 in Santa Marta, Colombia, for a half-day meeting to discuss official business of the Partnership and a 1.5-day workshop on advanced REDD+ finance. Costa Rica – represented by Jorge Mario Rodríguez Zúñiga and Alexandra Sáenz Faerron– and the United States of America represented by Christine Dragisic, co-chaired the meeting and workshop.51 Partners and 8 stakeholders and 8 other speakers participated. [more]
11 May 2012 The REDD+ Partnership met on 11 and 13 May 2012 in Bonn, for a one-day meeting to discuss official business of the Partnership and a one-day workshop on the drivers of deforestation and REDD+. Australia – represented by Gregory Andrews – and the Democratic Republic of Congo –represented by Tosi Mpanu Mpanu – co-chaired the meeting and workshop. 92 Partners and 28 stakeholders participated. [more]
27 February 2012 The REDD+ Partnership met on 27 and 28 February 2012 in London, for a half-day meeting to discuss official business of the Partnership (open to registered Partners and Stakeholders) and a one and a half-day workshop on financing for REDD+ (open to registered Partners and Stakeholders, as well as non-registered stakeholders). Australia and the Democratic Republic of Congo co-chaired the meeting and workshop, and 61 Partners and 85 stakeholders participated. [more]
25 November 2011 The REDD+ Partnership met on 25 November 2011 in Durban, for a half‐day meeting to discuss its official business. The partnership also met on 25 and 27 November for half day workshops. [more]
28 September 2011 The REDD+ Partnership held its third official meeting of 2011 on 28 September in Panama City. Germany and Guyana co-chaired the meeting and workshop – their first event as Co‐chairs of the Partnership for July-December 2011. Fifty-four Partner and 27 Stakeholder representatives participated in the meeting. [more]
18 June 2011 The theme of the second REDD+ Partnership workshop of 2011 was “Scaling up REDD+ Finance”. [more]
12 June 2011 Partners met for the second REDD+ Partnership meeting of 2011, co-chaired by Delphine Eyraud, France, and Ciro Russo, Brazil. 144 people attended, including 91 representatives of 49 countries, 49 stakeholders representing NGOs and IGOs, and 4 members of the FMT/PT. Côte d’Ivoire was welcomed as a new Partner. [more]
10 April 2011 Selection of Co-Chairs Germany and Guyana were selected as co-Chairs of the REDD+ Partnership for July-December 2011. [more]
28 November 2010 The meeting discussed the REDD+ Partnership draft work program 2011-2012. [more]
26 November 2010 The REDD+ Partnership Workshop on Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 26 November 2010 at the Westin Hotel in Cancun, Mexico was held in support of the core objective of the Partnership [more]
26 October 2010 The meeting took place at the margin of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD-COP10) and was attended by the Ministers and the heads of delegations from 62 countries participating in the REDD+ Partnership. Representatives from various international and regional organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil societies also attended the meeting. [more]
2 October 2010 The meeting adopted the provisional agenda as set forth in the document, “REDD+ Partnership, Technical Workshop, Tianjin, October 2, 2010” as attached to this meeting report. [more]
14 July 2010 The first technical session of the REDD+ Partnership met in Brasilia on July 14-15 and discussed a variety of issues related to the functioning of the Partnership and the first operational measures that might be taken under the Partnership. [more]
27 May 2010 Co-chairs’ SummaryHeads of State and Government, Ministers and other representatives of 55 countries as well as distinguished delegates from civil society, indigenous peoples and the private sector attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference to endorse and launch the REDD+ Partnership. In total,4 billion dollars will be made available to support developing countries in their efforts to reduce forest loss. [more]

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Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD) progress reports

The VRD progress reports outline the development of the Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD). Any queries regarding the VRD can be directed to

30 November 2012 This progress report outlines key VRD developments during 2012, including: developments related to data collection and analyses, the development and launch of the new VRD website interface, and the data collection training exercise undertaken in the Congo Basin in September of this year. [more]
27 November 2012 An analysis of data submitted by members of the REDD+ Partnership to the Voluntary REDD+ Database [more]
30 November 2011 This progress report outlines VRD developments since the recent REDD+ Partnership meeting in Panama City, including those on specific priorities identified by the Partnership before and during the Panama meeting (collecting data and reporting on fast‐start financing, addressing discrepancies in data reporting, and definitions), as well as ongoing work in data collection and interface development. It also provides proposals on the way forward for the VRD in 2012. [more]
27 September 2011 The new interface for the VRD database was launched on 1 July 2011. Since the last meeting in Bonn, there has been further processing of the March 2011 questionnaire responses; including interactions with Partners to address discrepancies in the responses received. Planning has also commenced on the 2012 activities. [more]
11 June 2011 This report gives an update on progress on the database and data collection, and proposed next steps. It is intended to serve as input for discussion at the Partnership meeting in Bonn on 12 June 2011. [more]
9 April 2011 As of 9 April 2011, data inputs had been received from 24 REDD+ countries (of 54 in the REDD+ Partnership) receiving financing, 15 donor countries (of 17 in the REDD+ Partnership), as well as 11 organisations/multilateral institutions. [more]

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last updated:  Friday, April 26, 2013