The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) is the UN knowledge and advisory platform on the forest solutions to the climate crisis.
Our goal is to help realise forest solutions to the climate emergency by avoiding carbon emissions and fostering carbon sequestration. In pursuing this international goal, UN-REDD promotes approaches that ensure the environmental integrity of carbon emissions reductions while supporting non-carbon benefits – from safeguarding biodiversity to supporting local livelihoods and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples.
Our 2025 goals
Forest emissions reduced by 1 gigaton per year
USD 5 billion mobilised per year
Over 15 countries enhanced forest ambitions in NDCs
UN-REDD was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening capacity and technical 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).
We help our 65 partner countries to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement, particularly Articles 5 and 6, in order to reduce deforestation, promote sustainable land uses, advance international cooperative approaches to climate mitigation and mobilise climate finance to turn the tide on tropical deforestation. UN-REDD supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement (FPIC) of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and local communities, in the implementation of REDD+ activities agreed under the UNFCCC.
150 million cars
UN-REDD countries have submitted forest emissions reductions equal to taking 150 million cars off the road for a year.
USD 1 billion
UN-REDD has channeled and mobilized more than USD 1 billion since inception.