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As countries progress through the phases of implementing REDD+, they must deal with the complex issue of financing their national REDD+ strategies or action plans.
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1 March 2022, Nairobi -- Kenya is the only country in the world that has specific reference to a target for tree cover in its National Constitution. In addition to this national 10 percent tree cover strategy, Kenya has also embarked on REDD+ actions to drive transformational change in its forest sector as a stepping stone to achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


The announcement was made during the 40th anniversary of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean chaired by Costa Rica on January 27 and 28.
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The completion of the Paris Rulebook, following agreement on several previously unresolved issues, is one major achievement at COP26. Notably, this includes agreement on Article 6, to operationalize use of international carbon markets in the context of the Paris Agreement.
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Indonesia occupies less than one percent of the earth’s landmass but has the third largest expanse of tropical forest after the Amazon and the Congo basin. These forests are home to an estimated 10 – 15 percent of all animal and plant species, placing it in the top three countries in terms of biodiversity. They are also a massive carbon sink, absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow.


Indonesia’s forests also provide the basis for the livelihoods and well-being of some 40 million rural and indigenous people. 



How Ecuador is pioneering deforestation-free production chains to conserve the Amazon.

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How forest restoration enhances opportunities for women shea producers in Northern Ghana.

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Nearly 200 countries signed up to the historic, legally binding Paris Agreement back in 2015, and countless lives and livelihoods, as well as plant and animal species and areas of inspiring natural beauty, will be saved if the world pulls together to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius.


But five years on, despite genuine aspiration and clear progress, we are just not moving fast enough.


In late August 2020, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $103.8 million US in results-based payments (RBPs) for Indonesia’s REDD+ emissions reductions from 2014 to 2016.