South-South Cooperation

South-South Cooperation for REDD: an initiative between Brazil and Mozambique

The project aims to prepare the national REDD strategy for Mozambique. Parallel, payment mechanisms are being developed pilot, based on the experiences of FAS with the implementation of the Bolsa Floresta program in the State of Amazonas.

Project Coordination: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, UK)


Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Action of Mozambique (MICOA)

Ministry of Agriculture of Mozambique (MINAG)


Centro Terra Viva (CTV)

Eduardo Mondlane University (EMU)



Embassy of Norway, Maputo


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South-South Cooperation for REDD: an initiative between Brazil and Mozambique

2009 2011 (term by Step 1 Cooperation)
85% energy consumption in rural Mozambique is derived from firewood and charcoal, consumindo near 20 million cubic meters of wood per year. The annual deforestation rate is 219.000 hectares per year. Rural poor in Mozambique are particularly vulnerable to threats to natural resources due to extreme weather events, such as floods and droughts. Its extensive coastline makes the nation as a whole is vulnerable to changes in sea level might also be the result of the change climática.Em response, o governo de Moçambique assinou um memorando de entendimento com a FAS para desenvolver um projeto ?? REDD initiative for zero deforestation: a South-South cooperation between Brazil and Mozambique relevant Pan-African. Administered and supported by IIED, this project aims at preparing a national REDD strategy for Mozambique. Parallel, pilot payment mechanisms are developed, based on experiences of the Brazilian Bolsa Floresta.

The project includes design and test innovative mechanisms to develop public policies in Mozambique that deforestation targets and involves payments for environmental services. The project fits with the intention of increasing forest partnerships initiative to strengthen partnerships for forestry locally controlled.

Technical visits to learn from the experience with the implementation of FAS Bolsa Floresta were performed, as well as numerous trips to Mozambique to support the development of the National REDD Strategy, together with the Government of Mozambique and other partner institutions.

The main objective of this project is to create the conditions to which Mozambique is able to embark on the implementation of a REDD. The project is divided into four main areas:(i) The process for developing a National Strategy on REDD – including a national multilateral dialogue, strengthening institutional capacity and demonstration pilot projects;

(ii) The discussion on how to implement policies and measures proposed in the National REDD Strategy;

(iii) The development of feasibility studies for payments pilot mechanisms for environmental services and public policies related to REDD;

(iv) Dissemination of experiences of South-South cooperation between Mozambique and Brazil.

South-South REDD Progress Report No. 3South-South REDD Progress Report No. 2

South-South REDD Progress Report No. 1

Project Document: Sul-Sul Cooperação on REDD

Key themes and questions for national REDD strategies