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UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

UN-REDD
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

UN-REDD Programme Secretariat
International Environment House
11-13 Chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine

Tel: 
(+41 22) 917 89 46
Fax: 
(+41 22) 917 80 27
Description

The UN-REDD Programme supports countries' capacity building efforts to get ready for REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest-degradation)

Organization: 
Intergovernmental organizations
Established: 
2008
Chief/Director: 
Mario Boccucci
Activities: 

The UN-REDD Programme:

  • provides technical advice on ways to address deforestation and forest degradation within countries;
  • helps countries access financial and technical assistance;
  • provides methods and tools for measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and forest carbon fluxes and development of national measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems;
  • facilitates and catalyses broad-ranging consultations with stakeholders and boosts engagement of stakeholders in the REDD agenda and dialogues;
  • establishes linkages and supports action with related areas of work such as governance, development, ecosystem services, poverty reduction and food security, among other things;
  • builds consensus and knowledge about REDD and raises awareness about the importance of including a REDD mechanism in a post-2012 climate change agreement;
  • enhancing the analytical and technical framework of multiple benefits for REDD decision-makers and;
  • promotes knowledge management, coordination and communication, including sharing of experience in moving forward with REDD
Cooperation: 

with the UNFCCC Secretariat, Norway's International Climate and Forests Initiative, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Australia's International Forest Carbon Initiative, the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), among others

Publications: 

See the  webpage

Keywords: 
forests
deforestation