Who we are

The UN-REDD Programme is the UN interagency flagship programme on forests and climate, helping its 65 partner countries protect their forests and achieve their climate goals.

High-quality results

Social and environmental integrity

Social inclusion

UN-REDD in a nutshell - Innovating the fight against deforestation


Our Strategy

UN-REDD Results Framework 2021-2025 Outcomes


2030 Goal:

UN-REDD aims to help implement forests solutions addressing the climate emergency by avoiding carbon emissions and supporting carbon sequestration of minimum 5 GtCO2e/year


1. Forest Solutions realized

  1. 1 GtCO2e per year in forest-based, high-quality emission reductions and enhanced removals
    1. 1.1 REDD+ investment plans/programmes
    2. 1.2 Forest landscape restoration
    3. 1.3 Deforestation-free commodity supply chains
    4. 1.4 Monitoring systems for high-quality and accurate emission data
    5. 1.5 Safeguards addressed and reported

2. Forest Solutions rewarded

  1. Mobilising USD $5 bn for REDD+ from Results-based Payment (RBP) schemes, carbon markets and other transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
    1. 2.1 RBP for REDD+ results
    2. 2.2 Market transactions
    3. 2.3 Private-sector forest carbon investments accurate emission data

3. Forest Solutions enhanced

  1. More than 15 countries enhance significantly the forest component of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the 2020-2025 cycle, including their quantitative emissions targets
    1. 3.1 NDCs mitigation actions in the forest and land-use sectors accurate emission data

4. Actors & knowledge for forest solutions connected

  1. Forests and REDD+ catalyse a global, transformative Nature-based Solutions (NbS) movement to accelerate climate action
    1. 4.1 Knowledge on how to scale up REDD+ implementation
    2. 4.1 Collective political and societal support to NbS
    3. 4.1 Digital cooperation and frontier technologies

Our Expertise

UN-REDD promotes and advances social inclusion across each of its projects, advisory services and knowledge management






Combined expertise – Achieving goals together


2009 – 2020 decade of delivery

UN-REDD countries have submitted more than 700 million tCO2 of forest emissions reductions to the UNFCCC

… equal to taking more than 150 million cars off the road for a year

More than 1 billion USD channeled and mobilized since inception

…Including 350 million USD for REDD+ results-based payments.

25 UN-REDD countries have adopted REDD+ policies at ministerial/ cabinet level

70% have demonstrated substantial decreases in deforestation.

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