The REDD Countries Database

What is REDD                                                                                                                        Indigenous tree in Pucallpa, Peru. REDD is a mechanism to compensate developing countries for avoided deforestation.: ASB/EKahuraniIndigenous tree in Pucallpa, Peru. REDD is a mechanism to compensate developing countries for avoided deforestation.: ASB/EKahurani

REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and is a mechanism aimed at compensating developing  countries that forgo development activities that cause deforestation. It is part of global efforts to combat climate change, and overtime, the concept has evolved to REDD+ in order to encompass the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

The REDD Countries Database

 The REDD Countries Database is a centralised and collaborative database of the diverse and rapidly evolving range of ongoing REDD activities in tropical forest owning nations. Organised by country, it summarises key information in multiple languages across a broad range of areas including policies, plans, laws, statistics, activities and financing. The REDD Countries Database does not attempt to assess activities or offer normative analysis but instead uses a common analytical framework to facilitate quick comparison within and between countries. The REDD Desk and REDD Countries Database were initiated and are managed by the Global Canopy Program and the Forum on Readiness for REDD.

ASB Partnership is one among other collaborators from Africa, Latin America and Asia who are providing primary research and expertise to the REDD Countries Database for selected countries in Africa. These countries include:

  • Tanzania

Other collaborators on the REDD countries database:

The REDD countries database is supported by:

More information on the REDD Countries database can be accessed from the REDD Desk

Useful Links/Resources:

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The Little REDD Book

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