UN-REDD Programme


Name of initiative UN-REDD Programme
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.un-redd.org
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Starting year 2008
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Secretariat UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, International Environment House, 11-13 Chemin des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland, Ph: +41 (0) 22 917 8946, e-mail: un-redd@un-redd.org
Organisational structure The UN-REDD Programme has a Policy Board that decides on strategic direction and budget allocation. The Policy Board is made up of representatives from partner countries, donors to the Multi-Partner Trust Fund, civil society, indigenous peoples and the Programme's three UN collaborating agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP). The Programme’s Secretariat, based in Geneva, supports the successful implementation of the Programme by coordinating the activities of the three UN agencies and the work of the Policy Board.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UN-REDD
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation.
Objectives While continuing its support for initial REDD+ readiness at the country level, the UN-REDD Programme’s strategy for 2011-2015 makes a strategic shift to focus on providing capacity support for in-depth technical needs in such REDD+ related work areas as monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV); governance, stakeholder engagement, and safeguards and multiple benefits. This has also expanded to include REDD+ in a green economy strategy.

The Programme originally aimed to support up to 40 countries between 2011 and 2015. The Programme has now surpassed that with 65 country partners. Support varies in terms of type, level and duration depending on national circumstances and existing systems. Country programmes are supported by global activities designed to develop and share knowledge. The UN-REDD Programme anticipates more growth in the number of its partner countries, due to a growing demand from developing countries to receive REDD+ readiness support. In order to meet our goals and the increasing demand for UN-REDD Programme support, resource mobilization remains a key priority for the Programme.

Activities - Provides opportunities for REDD+ dialogue between governments, civil society organizations and technical experts

- Brings together technical teams from around the world to develop common approaches, analyses and guidelines on issues such as measurement,

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
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Participants Number Names
Members 68  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 3 FAO (Italy),  UNDP (USA),  UN Environment (Kenya)
National states 65 Africa: Benin,  Burkina Faso,  Cameroon,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Congo,  Côte d'Ivoire,  Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Equatorial Guinea,  Ethiopia,  Gabon,  Ghana,  Guinea,  Guinea Bissau,  Kenya,  Liberia,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Morocco,  Nigeria,  South Sudan,  Sudan,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Tunisia,  Uganda,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe,  Asia: Bangladesh,  Bhutan,  Cambodia,  Fiji,  India,  Indonesia,  Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic,  Malaysia,  Mongolia,  Myanmar,  Nepal,  Pakistan,  Papua New Guinea,  Philippines,  Samoa,  Solomon Islands,  Sri Lanka,  Vanuatu,  Viet Nam,  Latin America: Argentina,  Bolivia,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  El Salvador,  Guatemala,  Guyana,  Honduras,  Jamaica,  Mexico,  Panama,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Suriname.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 7 October 2019 10:46:24

Not only have national states as participators