• REDD+

The Importance of REDD+

The REDD+ mechanism was created as a global conservation solution to solve the global deforestation problem.
  • REDD+

The Importance of REDD+

The REDD+ mechanism was created as a global conservation solution to solve the global deforestation problem.

Forests worth more alive

While forests provide numerous benefits for the global community, they are also a critical climate solution that developing countries offer to the world, and without which we cannot tackle the climate emergency. Combining an energy transition off fossil fuels with our planet’s natural solutions gives us the best shot at aligning to the elusive 1.5 degrees pathway by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

REDD+ makes rainforests worth more alive than dead, overcoming the financial incentives to destroy and degrade them for timber, agriculture and livestock grazing. Measuring and pricing the carbon captured and stored is currently the best method we have to value this critical resource. This is what the REDD+ Mechanism accomplishes. Through the creation of national programs, global record-keeping, and rigorous international measurement and verification, REDD+ is the only mechanism that is proven to slow deforestation on a global scale.

REDD+ is the only global conservation program to reduce carbon emissions as well as preserve and enhance rainforests at national level.

REDD+ is the only global conservation program to reduce carbon emissions as well as preserve and enhance rainforests at national level.

What does REDD+ offer developed countries?

REDD+ can help countries meet their Paris Agreement targets or nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Under the Paris Agreement, all countries have agreed to reduce their emissions according to the national targets they’ve set for themselves. These countries can use REDD+ to meet their NDCs — it delivers emissions reductions cost-effectively while protecting their forests.

The Paris Agreement also recognizes that some countries will want to transfer and trade in order to meet those NDCs. The REDD+ Mechanism specifies a system for tracking, measuring, and verifying carbon reductions and carbon removals submitted by rainforest nations. After the results and removals have been verified, they can be publicly listed on the UNFCCC REDD+ Info Hub.

What does REDD+ offer businesses?

With many of the world’s largest corporations pledging to eliminate all of their emissions, the REDD+ mechanism provides credible carbon emission reductions to help them. Corporations can achieve zero energy goals from their direct emissions through the extensive purchasing of renewable energy complemented with energy efficiency measures. They can also drive down emissions from their entire supply and value chain through green policies.

REDD+ allows corporations to make a positive contribution to the environment when their emissions can’t be reduced directly from their own measures. Businesses can purchase emissions reductions from tropical rainforest conservation, under the REDD+ mechanism – which also helps preserve and restore a vital natural resource and protect endangered species. You can support our countries’ national efforts to stop deforestation by purchasing their emissions reductions on REDD.plus

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Finally, you can also use REDD+ to offset your carbon footprint. Carbon emissions from your lifestyle choices, from transportation to diet, impact the climate. This is a global problem, but you can be a part of the solution. Reduce it by purchasing REDD+ carbon credits from our countries on REDD.plus

Take Action to Fight the Climate Emergency

Take Action to Fight the Climate Emergency

Hit your corporate net-zero carbon goals and preserve tropical rainforests.

Support our countries with national efforts to stop deforestation.

Buy Forest Carbon Credits that Count!

Purchase our countries’ forest carbon credits or REDD+ Results Units (RRUs). Each carbon credit is only issued after successful efforts to reduce deforestation have resulted in carbon reductions.
The credits are verified by the UNFCCC, registered under the Paris Agreement, and seamlessly integrated into global carbon accounting.
All credits are retired upon sale with at least 90% of the cost paid going back into the country to support local communities for conservation efforts.
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