PROJECT: Reporting for Results-based REDD+
The Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project is a three-year project to build capacity for measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of carbon stocks in agriculture, forest and other land use in 21 tropical and subtropical forest countries.
Project countries: Latin America and Caribbean Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Panama, Saint Lucia. Africa Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda. Asia-Pacific Fiji, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
About the workplan
The Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project principally supports technical specialists who are responsible for measuring their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions and carbon stocks in agriculture, forest and other land uses.
Many of these specialists work for government agencies: national governments are the bodies responsible for reporting this information to the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC). However, we recognise that to measure and report well on the climate impacts of land and forest use, it takes individuals and institutions from across the public and private sectors, as well as the cooperation of communities in forest countries.
For that reason, the project warmly invites the participation of civil society organisations, businesses, investors, local and subnational governments and line ministries, researchers and academics in its workshops and outreach activities. The governments responsible for REDD+ reporting welcome the broader involvement of these groups.
Likewise, the evidence on land- and forest-based emissions and carbon stocks that is produced and updated in the 21 project countries will be relevant to development organisations, local and subnational government planners, businesses, media and researchers. All these groups will benefit from understanding more about trends in forest and land use cover in their respective countries. They will also learn, from this project, about some of the drivers of these forest and land use trends.
The information, analysis, and opportunities for discussion provided by the Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project will provide a springboard for these stakeholders to understand how they can contribute to global climate goals, unlock REDD+ finance for their countries, share learning with other forest countries and work together for the benefit of local communities and their countries, as well as for global society.
Global conference – January 2018
The project’s first global conference – at which the partners presented their achievements, challenges, and lessons learned, took place 30-31 January 2018 at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan, Italy. Follow highlights of the conference on twitter hashtag #results4redd and read the full global conference agenda here
Follow the links to see the country governments’ presentations: Latin America and Caribbean Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Panama, Saint Lucia. Africa Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda. Asia-Pacific Fiji, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
Read the conference blog.
About the implementing partners
The Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project is a joint initiative of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).
The CfRN is a non-profit organisation that promotes environmental sustainability while creating opportunities for economic advancement for developing countries with tropical rainforests, including least developed countries. The CfRN works with over 50 forested developing countries and is headquartered in New York, with a technical team based at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.
The CfRN was founded in 2004 by the Heads of State of Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica.
Over the last decade, the Coalition has worked with high-level officials to design the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank as well as the UN-REDD Programme. This level of engagement was the cornerstone of the success of the Capacity Development for REDD Program which was the predecessor to the RRR+ Project.
CDKN began as a programme of the UK and Dutch governments in 2010, and is evolving into a new, non-profit organisation from 2017 onwards. CDKN combines demand-led research, technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge management to support policy-makers in developing countries to deliver climate-compatible development. With global hubs in Cape Town and London, CDKN also has staff in several more developing countries, including Kenya and Ethiopia