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The UN-REDD Program is the United Nations Collaborative Program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD +) in developing countries.

Launched in 2008, the program is based on the convening and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to develop actions and put them into practice in developing countries.

The Program supports REDD processes + nationally led and promotes the informative and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest dependent communities, in the national and international implementation of REDD +.

Such actions are present in countries such as South America, Africa and Asia Pacific.

There are numerous ways to demonstrate support for technical practices seen as conservationist by these developing countries. Nonetheless, the pillar of providing support to meet these techniques is through organizational management strategies with direct support for the design and implementation of National REDD Programs +; As well as personalized complementary support to national REDD+ actions and technical training through the sharing of experiences, common approaches, analysis, methodologies, tools, Dice, best practices and facilitated knowledge sharing.

During the years of 2016 a 2020, the collaborative program developed three actions to contribute to the sustainable development of nations. Being:

  1. Mitigation of climate change;
  2. Contributions of countries to mitigation with the proposed methodologies already validated;
  3. Development of new arrangements for strategies to mitigate problems related to climate change.

To ensure that these actions were actually carried out and that their maintenance was carried out, the program is based on the precepts that there is a need to be actively involved in the following issues: forest management, security of land tenure and use, gender equality and stakeholder engagement.

About REDD+

REDD+ is an acronym that stands for, reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation + conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management and increased forest carbon stock. Acting as an incentive developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)to financially reward developing countries for their results..

created in 2013, later to COP - 19 in Warsaw, Poland, an international project architecture was developed to provide financial incentives to developing countries that are implementing REDD+ policies.

Countries that present a positive balance against emissions, deforestation and that promote good forest management are subsidized due to their results. In a direct understanding, this is the transfer of resources to developing countries based on results already achieved..

Payments are made for mitigation results, measured in tons of CO2 equivalent, against a reference level previously defined and assessed by the UNFCCC. The performance of countries must be anchored in the implementation of actions aimed at reducing, stop or reverse deforestation. Since the approach of a national character and the presentation of the results is the responsibility of the member countries of the Convention.

REDD + Brazil

Previously published in 2013, Brazil already developed policies and activities similar to REDD+ internally, as well as some of the necessary requirements for their mitigation results to be recognized under the UNFCCC.

 in June of 2014, during the Climate Change Conference held in Bonn, Brazil became the first developing country to present its reference level for forest emissions to the UNFCCC (FREL in english) of deforestation in the Amazon, being classified as meeting the pre-established parameters.

From to 2015 Brazil has been developing the Safeguards Information System (SISREDD+), which will provide access to relevant information in a transparent and immediate manner. And theBrazil's National REDD+ Strategy (TRUTH +)which aims to contribute to the mitigation of climate change through the elimination of illegal deforestation, conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems and the development of a sustainable low-carbon forest economy, generating economic benefits, social and environmental.

In parallel to such creations, developments and issues, numerous countries require such compliance with standards in the market establishment process. Thinking about that, certifications such as Bonsucro and RSB already have versions that meet these requirements, especially with regard to the European market.

you can check more information about REDD here.Regarding Brazil's position on REDD, the federal government has a page exclusively on this subject with a lot of relevant information and you can access it here.

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