Support to REDD+ and Readiness Strategy

About the project

Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism that establishes incentives for developing countries to protect and better manage their forest resources by creating a financial value for carbon stored in the forests. It is linked with a market mechanism that allows industrialized countries to offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits from developing countries.

Bhutan's national REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal, prepared with support from the UN-REDD (UNDP, FAO, UNEP) programme and its country offices, will aid Bhutan to address its capacity gaps to implement REDD+, such as developing an implementation framework. 

Project Objectives

1.      Establishment of a National REDD+ working Group

2.      Identify necessary actions for achieving REDD+ readiness,

3.      Address capacity gaps and responsibilities to formulate the REDD+ road map for Bhutan.

4.      Raise awareness on REDD+ for effective engagement with the stakeholders and initiation of broad awareness and education programmes.

UNDAF Outcomes and Outputs

UNDAF Outcome 1: By 2018, sustainable and green economic growth that is equitable, inclusive, climate and disaster resilient and promotes poverty reduction and employment opportunities particularly for vulnerable groups enhanced.

UNDAF Output 1.1: Policies and studies for integrated natural resource management, climate change adaptation/mitigation and poverty-environment nexus developed.  

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