The Redd Desk
The REDD Desk (www.theREDDdesk.org) is a collaborative platform for 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (REDD) and for 'REDD Readiness'.
Working with a global network of developed and developing country partners engaged in tropical forest conservation, it is the single largest online library of REDD+ activities globally.
It is a key resource for news, events and the latest REDD+ research for the international REDD+ community, aggregating information on REDD+ from partner sites, list servers, conferences and news services. It also holds information on REDD+ readiness in a range of tropical countries around the world, presenting key information on financing, activities, policies, plans and statistics.
It was initiated by the Global Canopy Programme and the Forum on Readiness for REDD, represented by the Brazilian-based Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM).
What is REDD?
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REDD is an international mechanism through which developing countries are rewarded for lowering their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the conversion of their forests to alternate land uses. It stands for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’.
REDD incentivises the alteration of historic trends in which greenhouse gas emissions have increased with growing rates of deforestation.
The basic concept is that any country able to reduce its emissions from deforestation and forest degradation should be financially compensated for doing so. Having identified current and/or projected rates of deforestation and forest degradation, a country taking remedial action to effectively reduce those rates will be financially rewarded relative to the extent of their achieved emissions reductions . By economically valuing the role forest ecosystems play in carbon capture and storage, REDD allows intact forests to compete with historically more lucrative, alternate land uses that result in their destruction.
REDD provides a unique opportunity to achieve large-scale emissions reductions at comparatively low abatement costs.
The REDD Desk and REDD Countries Database were initiated and are managed by:
The Global Canopy Programme
Forum for Readiness on REDD
Primary research for the REDD Countries Database and in-country experise is provided by:
ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
The Mexican Civil Council for Sustainable Forestry (CCMSS)
The Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
Forest Carbon Asia
The Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)
Technical developments and graphic design were undertaken by:
This work has been made possible by the generous support of:
The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Rufford Foundation
The Ashden Trust
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency of the Australian Government
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)