About the Facility
The EU REDD Facility supports partner countries in improving land-use governance as part of their efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. The Facility also supports the overall EU effort to reduce its contribution to deforestation in developing countries. The Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI), and was established in 2010.
What we do
The Facility focuses on addressing land-use governance challenges, which is key to reducing deforestation and combatting illegal logging, and ultimately, to tackling climate change.
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan offer unprecedented opportunities to address long-standing issues in the forest and land-use sectors.
The Facility therefore focuses its work in three areas where REDD+ and FLEGT processes intersect. It provides support:
- To build institutions, decision-making processes and incentive structures to foster good land-use governance, based on lessons learned from FLEGT experiences
- To clarify land-use rights and strengthen land-use planning at the interface of REDD+ and FLEGT processes in order to reduce forest conversion and degradation
- To link trends in demand for timber and agricultural commodities with jurisdiction-wide approaches in order to foster ‘deforestation-free’ production of timber and agricultural commodities
By field-testing innovative solutions, the Facility supports national processes in partner countries. Our actions are tailored to these countries’ national priorities, and respond to requests for support from stakeholders there, in line with the priorities and programmes of EU delegations and the development and cooperation agencies of EU member states.
Learning from national processes and results allows the Facility to provide credible policy advice in relation to EU and multilateral processes that aim to address deforestation and illegal logging.
We work through partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including government, civil society organisations and the private sector. We also work closely with the EU FLEGT Facility.
Where we work
We engage with countries involved in both the REDD+ and FLEGT processes. We are active in six countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo and Vietnam. We also follow interactions between REDD+ and FLEGT processes in Guyana, Honduras and Laos.
The EU REDD Facility is funded by the European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.