World Bank, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and ASB develop REDD+ training course for policy makers

A team of experts from the World Bank Institute (WBI), the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the ASB-Partnership at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) have developed a training course to coach decision makers and project developers in developing countries about the “Opportunity Cost of REDD+”, i.e. the cost of keeping a forest a forest and not cutting it down to harvest the timber or turning forest land into agricultural land.

This training was organized for the first time during 22-25 November 2010 in Arusha, Tanzania. Participants came from nine African countries that are already members of the FCPF and/or the UN-REDD Programme, a joint initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Both initiatives assist member countries with the development of national REDD+ strategies. Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo are members of both initiatives.



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