REED+, standing for “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus the sustainable management of forests, and the conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks”, is one of several global efforts taking action against the effects of climate change. Forests are highly complex ecosystems which have the capacity of storing CO2 in their biomass and soils.
The framework created by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in 2013 takes up these qualities and seeks to provide guidance for national governments in their activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). It also seeks to increase the carbon sequestration potential of forest land.
Additional valuable benefits of REDD+
Besides its fundamental role in climate change mitigation, the framework provides additional valuable benefits. These are, among others:
- the adaptation to climate change,
- the positive impact on biodiversity
- strengthening the rights and livelihoods of forest people.
- On a private level it can stimulate action and enable cooperation to reduce deforestation
FORLIANCE incorporates REDD+ in various projects
FORLIANCE is highly aware of the potential REDD+ provides for the reduction of carbon emissions and the sustainable management of forests. Therefore, we aim to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation with our projects. An example is the Jari Amapá REDD+ Project, which is located in the Valley of Jari, in the state of Amapá. By protecting the forest cover the project helps to preserve the diversified fauna. It is also a key factor for the conservation and maintenance of water resources.