The Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) wrapped up its third phase in 2020, focused on assessing policy design and the impacts of actions to ‘reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD+). Through a series of virtual national stakeholder workshops, GCS REDD+ brought together policymakers, practitioners, researchers and donors to discuss the latest knowledge on REDD+ and how to translate it into action.
In Peru, CIFOR-ICRAF worked with Peru’s Protected Areas Service (SERNANP) to codevelop the tool ¿Como Vamos? (‘How are we doing?’), which enables participatory reflective monitoring on multistakeholder forums. In Vietnam, scientists have been invited to join a National Task Force to develop Vietnam’s Forestry Development Strategy (2020–2030). And through deep engagement in Indonesia and Peru, GCS REDD+ provided technical support for the inclusion of peatlands in the countries’ respective Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) and contributed to the Peruvian National Strategy on Forest and Climate Change.
“Our role of independent international observer and credible analyst of the REDD+ process, along with an ability to reach and convene diverse stakeholders and stimulate debates, make us a unique player in this space.”
Amy Duchelle, Team Leader for Climate change, energy and low-carbon development
ID-RECCO – the largest global database on REDD+ projects and programmes reddprojectsdatabase.org
Global Comparative Study on REDD+
22 initiatives in 6 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia
The following funding partners have supported GCS REDD+:
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID); CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) with financial support from the contributors to the CGIAR Trust Fund; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; European Commission (EC); Government of Finland; International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Mott Foundation; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad); the Department for International Development (UKAID); and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
CIFOR focal point
Amy Duchelle, Team Leader, Climate change, energy and low-carbon development