Natural Justice has developed learning e-modules on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), a mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through which developing countries are encouraged to contribute to mitigation actions. Over fifty developing countries are engaged in REDD+ and globally there are hundreds of projects and initiatives. The majority of the Earth’s forests are inhabited by Indigenous peoples and rural communities, many of whom may be affected by REDD+ policies, programmes and projects.
The recently updated REDD+ Introduction module summarises the key issues and current programmes in REDD+. The accompanying REDD+ Safeguards module considers the main internationally recognised safeguards and standards, explores the implications of a range of rights and responsibilities, and what these could mean for communities. These modules can be used as a basis for community discussions, workshops and action planning about REDD+. Both REDD+ modules are available in English and Spanish here.
These REDD+ e-modules are part of a series on international frameworks which can be downloaded here. These learning modules support communities developing community protocols and aim to increase the understanding of key international legal frameworks, concepts and programmes.