Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) is the only global conservation system to preserve and protect rainforests by making them worth more alive than dead – and is critical. The UNFCCC REDD+ framework enables rainforest nations to obtain economic value for carbon reductions resulting from actions they take to reduce deforestation and preserve their rainforests.

It was developed by our countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests. It is the only emissions reduction program and standard included in the Paris Agreement and approved by over 190 countries. The term REDD+ is enshrined in Article 5.2 of the Paris Agreement.