About the Facility

The EU REDD Facility supports countries in improving land-use governance as part of their efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. It also supports the overall EU effort to reduce its contribution to deforestation in developing countries. The Facility focuses on countries that are engaged in REDD+, an international mechanism that incentivises developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their forest and land-use sectors.

The Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute and was established in 2010.

What we do

The Facility works with a broad range of stakeholders in REDD+ countries in designing and implementing interventions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through improved forest and land-use governance. The Facility also works with policymakers in the European Commission, and in signatory countries of the New York Declaration on Forests and the Amsterdam Declarations, to shape international forest policies and programmes, inform deforestation-free production and trade and address demand for forest-risk commodities.

To support REDD+ countries as they implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Facility will work towards three objectives:

  1. Supporting the clarification and implementation of legal frameworks
  2. Enabling sustainable land-use investment and management 
  3. Informing deforestation-free production and trade

The Facility provides demand-driven and customised support for developing and implementing REDD+, FLEGT and land-use governance strategies. Its support can include:

  • Bringing in expertise
  • Mobilising technical assistance
  • Facilitating dialogue among stakeholders
  • Sharing knowledge at national and international levels

The Facility’s work connects with key initiatives and programmes working in the field of NDC implementation, REDD+, legal timber production and trade, deforestation-free commodity production and trade, land restoration, land-use planning and tenure and land-use finance to support progress and ensure scaling up of solutions developed in support of REDD+ countries.

Where we work

The EU REDD Facility engages with REDD+ countries in Africa and Asia — Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Laos, Republic of the Congo and Vietnam — and we are looking at ways to expand our work into Latin America.

Facility donors

The EU REDD Facility is funded by the European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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