Support to REDD+ and Readiness Strategy
About the project
Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism that establishes incentives for developing countries to protect and better manage their forest resources by creating a financial value for carbon stored in the forests. It is linked with a market mechanism that allows industrialized countries to offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits from developing countries.
Bhutan's national REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal, prepared with support from the UN-REDD (UNDP, FAO, UNEP) programme and its country offices, will aid Bhutan to address its capacity gaps to implement REDD+, such as developing an implementation framework.
1. Establishment of a National REDD+ working Group
2. Identify necessary actions for achieving REDD+ readiness,
3. Address capacity gaps and responsibilities to formulate the REDD+ road map for Bhutan.
4. Raise awareness on REDD+ for effective engagement with the stakeholders and initiation of broad awareness and education programmes.
UNDAF Outcomes and Outputs
UNDAF Outcome 1: By 2018, sustainable and green economic growth that is equitable, inclusive, climate and disaster resilient and promotes poverty reduction and employment opportunities particularly for vulnerable groups enhanced.