Forest Trends' REDDX and the Overseas Development Institute's Climate Funds Update are
launching a collaborative series exploring existing efforts to provide transparency to the
global efforts to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation
and forest degradation (REDD+). The aim of this series is to identify niches and promote more
collaborative approaches that will build up a comprehensive picture of the state of REDD+
policy and finance and lead to more effective gaps and needs analysis.
Read the analysis and explore:
- Who's counting?
- Forest Trends and ODI's Climate Funds Update discuss what it will take to provide a more
comprehensive picture of REDD+ finance, starting off by demystifying the different niche areas
tracked by the different REDD+ finance initiatives.
you see isn't always what you get - Transparency International shares challenges in monitoring
accountability of REDD+ financial flows in a number of recipient countries including Mexico and Kenya,
stressing the need for national registries that disaggregate REDD+ from other monetary flows, as well
as proactive disclosure of information for all projects.
- Lessons from
the US - The Tropical Forest Group shares findings from tracking US REDD+ spend and the
difficulties in following finance which is managed across a number of different agencies and in very
different ways. Data from 2008-2011 reveals that US REDD+ finance has focused primarily on forest
nations with large forests, relatively high GDP, and the smallest overall capacity gaps for executing
national forest monitoring systems that can link with an international REDD+ framework.
REDD+ Finance: What Do We Know About The Private Sector Contribution? The United Nations Environment
Programme Finance Initiative discusses the gap in private sector funding for REDD+ and what can be done
Finance: REDD+ Finance: Private Lessons For The Public Sphere Ecosystem Marketplace examines the lessons
that policymakers designing tomorrow's public-sector programs can learn from today's private-sector projects.
- REDD+ Finance: Where Next?
Forest Trends' REDDX and the Overseas Development Institute’s Climate Funds Update conclude the series with
an overview of steps that need to be taken in order to better understand and track REDD+ Finance.