The EU REDD Facility was established in 2010, and is hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI). The Facility supports partner countries in improving land use governance as part of their effort to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. The Facility also supports the overall EU effort to reduce its impact on deforestation in developing countries.
About the EU REDD Facility
Headquartered in Barcelona, the Facility employs experts in a range of fields from land use governance and communication to agricultural drivers of deforestation. The Facility mainly carries out activities in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Work of the Facility
The EU REDD Facility provides flexible and demand-based expertise to partner countries as well as to the EU and international forums on REDD+.
Addressing land use governance challenges, key to successful REDD+ and FLEGT implementation, is at the core of the EU REDD Facility's approach.
This includes field testing innovative and solution-oriented approaches to contribute to partner countries' national processes and to inform EU and global policy development.
The EU REDD Facility's actions are tailored to partner countries' national priorities, and respond to specific requests for support received from stakeholders in partner countries, in line with priorities and programmes of EU delegations and EU member state development and cooperation agencies.
The actions focus on three strategic areas at the interface of REDD+ and FLEGT processes:
- Building relevant institutions, decision-making processes and incentive structures to foster good land use governance, based on early lessons from negotiating and implementing VPAs
- Clarifying land use rights and strengthening land use planning in order to secure forest emission reductions in the long run
- Building the connection between emerging demand-side signals on timber and agriculture commodity markets and jurisdiction-wide approaches in producing countries to foster ‘deforestation free' production standards across entire territories.
The Facility works through partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including government, civil society organisations and the private sector.
Where the Facility works
The EU REDD Facility engages with targeted developing countries involved in both the REDD+ and FLEGT processes and works closely with the EU FLEGT Facility. We are currently active in five countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo and Vietnam. We are also following interactions between REDD+ and FLEGT processes in Central African Republic, Guyana and Honduras.