Recognizing and Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities as Critical Partners in Forest Solutions to the Climate Emergency

This information brief summarizes the wide range of policy instruments and practices that have been developed by the UN-REDD Programme since 2008 to support countries with social inclusion and equity in the development and implementation of REDD+ policies and measures, with a notable focus on the

Jurisdictional REDD+ Approaches: Lessons from the Governors' Climate & Forests Task Force

From 2018 – 2020, UNDP, with funding from the Government of Norway, supported 35 states and provinces in the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCFTF) to develop and/or revise jurisdictional strategies and investment plans to reduce emissions from deforesta

High-Integrity Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM): Emerging Issues in Forest Countries

Many of the tropical forest countries that have made important progress over the past 10 years to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and sustainably manage forests (a set of actions collectively known as REDD+) are now assessing how to strategically engage in carbon market

Forest Solutions Dialogue: Environmental Integrity in Voluntary Carbon Markets – Forest Countries’ Perspectives

This dialogue focused on environmental integrity for forests in the voluntary carbon market (VCM), in the context of the Paris Agreement.

UNDP Thematic Brief on Climate & Forests

This thematic brief on Climate & Forests offers key messages on forests as a solution to climate change, examples of country work supported by UNDP, and describes how this work is supporting countries to enhance the ambition of their NDCs.

Forest Country Perspectives on Voluntary Carbon Markets: Report from Regional Dialogues

On August 17-19, 2021, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) convened three regional dialogues bringing together 82 participants from tropical forest countries to discuss emerging issues in Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and seek perspectives on promoting high integrity and market