Sustainable land-use investment and management

Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions. Unreliable data and limited government experience with land-use planning processes, a lack of coordination among sectors and stakeholders, and a lack of understanding of financial flows and incentives towards various land uses are all contributing factors.

Addressing these challenges is essential to implementing private-sector zero-deforestation commitments, and to operationalising land-use related activities in Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The EU REDD Facility has developed tools and approaches to support inclusive land-use planning, analyse and map financial flows, and track progress towards sustainability in various REDD+ countries. In this way, we support sustainable land-use investment and management in such countries, and generate lessons and experiences at national and subnational levels.


Mapping planned public investments for green growth in Vietnam

Building a mapping alliance for inclusive and transparent land-use planning in Cameroon

Unlocking finance for land-use mitigation and adaptation

Mapping financial flows to support REDD+ efforts in Côte d'Ivoire

Building a business case for forest-friendly commodities in Côte d'Ivoire

Engaging with smallholder cocoa farmers to develop deforestation-free supply chains in Côte d'Ivoire


Opportunities for improving land tenure and land-use rights in Indonesia


Empowering upland communities to manage forests in Vietnam

Supporting a local cooperative to secure long-term REDD+ investment in DRC

Lessons learnt from piloting REDD+ at local level in Vietnam

Drawing on experience to develop REDD+ benefit sharing in the Republic of the Congo