Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiatives speech by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator

At the launch of Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative’s Claims Code of Practice, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomed the efforts of the VCMI to advance the agenda on high-integrity voluntary carbon markets.

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's #PartnersAtCore message to Norway

“At this critical time, the leadership of countries like Norway, a true advocate for multilateralism" - Thank you to the people of Norway for being our #PartnerAtCore for our #CommonFuture. We are proud to work with and be supported by our friends at NICFI and NORAD.


Costa Rica receives 54 million dollars for its leadership in conservation and action for climate

Costa Rica became the first Central American country to receive non-reimbursable funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), due to its successful results in climate matters by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), associated with deforestation in the 2014-2015 period.

José Vicente Troya - Green Climate Fund

REDD+ Academy Courses: Welcome message from Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

We invite you to enroll in two free courses developed by UN-REDD's REDD+ Academy: Fundamentals on REDD+ and Advancing on REDD+, hosted on UNDP’s e-learning platform, Learning for Nature. Learn about the importance of forest conservation and become empowered to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.

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Lessons Learned from Ecuador's REDD+ Platform for Stakeholder Engagement

For the implementation of REDD+, the participation of local communities and indigenous peoples as well as civil society is key. It is necessary that there is space for their opinions and needs to be expressed openly and that these opinions and needs influence the decision-making that may affect their territory. Participation is a constitutional right for indigenous peoples in Ecuador, established in Paragraph 7 of Article 57 of the Constitution, and in Article 100 for citizens. ” (REDD + Ecuador Action Plan - Forests for Good Living)

Intact forest loss 'six times worse' for climate

The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research.

Capacity building and land-titling to strengthen indigenous communities in Peru

Forests can deliver 30 percent of the climate solution if we halt and reverse tropical deforestation. To combat climate change the UN-REDD Programme supports indigenous peoples in their efforts to protect forests. The Peruvian government with the support from the UN-REDD Programme trained more than 325 indigenous technicians and leaders on climate change and the role of forests. Some trained technicians and indigenous leaders now facilitate legal processes for land titling, but above all ensure communication and trust between the different stakeholders involved in the processes.

Forests for Life Partnership

As the planet continues to warm and wildlife species vanish at an unprecedented rate, five leading environmental organizations have come together to target the world’s greatest undervalued and unprotected solution to the climate and extinction crises — forests. The organizations — Global Wildlife Conservation, Rainforest Foundation Norway, United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Resources Institute—announced the new Forests for Life Partnership during an event celebrating the role of Nature-based Solutions at the U.N.

The Other Bar: Be Radical, Choose Equality

Backed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the FairChain Foundation, the Other Bar is the tastiest way to ensure a fairer way of doing business with farmers and producers in the developing world. The Other Bar is an experiment in radical equality, designed to take a bite out of poverty through the simple act of buying a chocolate bar.