The Democratic Republic of Congo has the largest extent of tropical rainforests in Africa, and second largest on earth, covering over 100 million hectares. Deforestation continues to be a major issue with agriculture, fuel wood, logging, mining, and hydroelectric projects posing the greatest threats.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is committed to taking action to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change. DRC developed a REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), which was signed in March 2010 and an Emission Reductions Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) for the Mai-Ndombe province, which was approved in June 2013.
Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to DRC between 2009 and 2011:
The chart shows the actual amounts donors have disbursed as of 2012. The percentage disbursed in relation to the amount committed varies from 100% to 0%. However, only multilateral institutions, FCPF and UN-REDD have disbursed some of their funds at a rate of 63%. The overall disbursement rate remains low at 11%, mostly due to CBFF who has yet to disburse any of REDD+ finance that has been committed.
The map gives a geographic distribution of the main countries and donors committing funds to DRC and cumulative support per donor country. Multilaterals and other types of internationally-based donors are not attributed with a fixed geographical location.
Multilateral Institutions have made the largest commitments (US$58.3 million), accounting for 95% of total commitments to DRC.
The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and the end of 2012.