Global map of REDD+ projects released

mongabay.com
December 03, 2011



The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on Saturday released a comprehensive map of the world's REDD+ programs.

The map includes 340 REDD+ projects, programs, and policies in 52 countries.

CIFOR says the intent of the map is to provide a one-stop place for seeing how REDD is being implemented around the world.

“We did not want to recreate REDD+ websites and portals that give very specific details on REDD+ projects. Instead we wanted to get a sense of what was happening globally, and to see which countries are making progress and which are being left behind,” said William Sunderlin, Principal Scientist and leader of research on REDD+ projects in CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS-REDD).

REDD project map
Selection from the map available at forestclimatechange.org/redd-map/
“This map enables users to get a quick overview of all known REDD+ project sites both at the national and provincial levels, and also includes some REDD+ sites that have only recently been made public.”

Mrigesh Kshatriya, Research Fellow for CIFOR’s Forests and Livelihoods Programme, added that the map will be continously updated as projects come online and more lessons are learned.

“We hope that this map will act as a network where countries will be able to provide detailed updates of their projects, as well as share experiences of what works and what doesn’t work in REDD+. We also hope to open up new areas of research, so that CIFOR and others can identify the gaps that need bridging,” said Kshatriya.

The map is available at forestclimatechange.org/redd-map/.

For more on the latest REDD+ developments at UNFCCC climate talks in Durban, South Africa, see CIFOR's blog.












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