The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) was created in September 2008 to assist developing countries, like Cambodia, to get ready for REDD+. The number of partner countries of the Programme is continuously growing. Currently, there are nearly 50 UN-REDD partner countries.
The UN-REDD Programme builds on the expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support the partner countries in their REDD+ readiness efforts. The Programme brings together technical teams from around the world to develop nationally appropriate approaches, analyses and guidelines on issues such as measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon emissions and flows. It helps countries to put in place suitable policies and measures, to develop decision-making tools on land use that consider the multiple benefits of forests to people and national economies, and to design sound benefit distribution systems.
More information on the UN-REDD Programme can be found at: http://www.un-redd.org/
What does UN-REDD Support in Cambodia?
The UN-REDD Programme in Cambodia supports implementation of the Cambodia REDD+ Readiness Roadmap. In this regard, UN-REDD works in close cooperation and coordination with other national level REDD+ initiatives such as Cam-REDD and the FCPF. All of these initiatives pursue the same set of four critical outcomes to get Cambodia ready for REDD+, namely:
- Outcome 1: Effective National Management of the REDD+ Readiness process and stakeholder engagement in accordance with the Roadmap principles.
- Outcome 2: Development of the National REDD+ Strategy and Implementation Framework.
- Outcome 3: Improved capacity to manage REDD+ at subnational levels.
- Outcome 4: Design of a Monitoring System and capacity for implementation.
Within this framework, UN-REDD has helped to establish and build capacities of national level bodies such as the REDD+ Taskforce, Taskforce Secretariat, and Consultation Group. It is supporting the identification of viable REDD+ strategies in all the major forest types in Cambodia; it is providing support to several demonstration projects that are generating lessons on sub-national implementation; and it is building capacities for national MRV and monitoring systems.
The UN-REDD Programme Document and Annual Reports can be found here
For more information, please contact the Chair of the REDD+ Taskforce Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org