According to UNFCCC definition (abbreviation for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), a sigla REDD significa “reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) descendent from deforestation and forest degradation, Forest management, maintenance and carbon stock increase”.

In an overview, REDD comes from a simple idea, where entities willing to and able to reduce its GHG emissions from deforestation should be financially rewarded.

The concept was presented at the Convention on 2003, when a group of non-governmental brazilian institutions presented to the UNFCCC proposing a mechanism to compensate reduction of emissions. On 2005, a group of countries, propuseram a criação de um mecanismo de mitigação baseado na Redução de Emissões por Desmatamento ?? RED.

With the improvement of international debates, emerged the need to include forest degradation and, then, expand the approach to include countries that have forest stocks and not just those with forests under threat level, making the acronym to evolve to REDD .

There are REDD activities in several stages of development and implementation, performed by different actors and at several locations around the world. The REDD mechanism is initiating an era of financial support for forest conservation and social development and is the object of growing international recognition.

Related Links

Latin American Forum of REDD

REDD portal of Ministry of Environment

Juma REDD Project



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