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  • The country begins the search for a consulting entity to carry out the first measurements, thanks to an initiative led by UNDP and the REDD+ Secretariat.
  • Until now, the carbon absorbed by trees has been accounted for, but soil carbon could double these figures and open the door to more climate financing resources.
  • This accounting will allow for the update of the national Forest Emission Reference Level, including soil carbon reserves, which is key to accessing voluntary carbon markets.


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Preserving mangrove ecosystems is key to mitigate climate change: Our latest photo story explores Indonesia's commitment to its Nationally Determined Contributions through the lens of mangrove rehabilitation in Sedari, West Java.

Roots of resilience

The Brazilian Amazon rainforest ranks among the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth – with massive carbon sinks stocked in trees and soils, it plays a pivotal role in maintaining global climate stability. To unlock climate finance, states of the Brazilian Amazon are showing great interest to tap into carbon markets. Commercializing high-integrity jurisdictional REDD+ carbon credits can provide much-needed finance to implement forest conservation policies.

Unlocking Climate Finance
This blog draws from assessments conducted by the authors in 2022 and 2023 of REDD+ implementation in Costa Rica and Ecuador that involved field missions to and interviews with Indigenous communities in both countries.
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Africa is actively exploring the opportunities presented by carbon markets to address substantial gaps in climate finance.

Carbon markets
UNDP is collaborating with global initiatives to establish robust principles and guidelines that ensure high integrity across all types of carbon markets.
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UNDP collaborates with the UK government to accelarate global and local actions to safeguard mangrove forests is Viet Nam.
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Evidence is mounting that forest carbon offset credits are not working. Can a new approach, based on countries and companies making wider contributions to climate action beyond offsetting emissions, save the world’s forests?
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ProAmazonia's efforts have led to the conservation of 789,099 hectares of forest and water basins and the restoration of 15,023 hectares in the Amazonian provinces.
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This interactive brief summarizes the development process and UNDP’s supported actions of the Regulatory Framework for REDD+ Projects in Cambodia.

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