what is REDD+? how Does REDD+ help preserve our climate?
Leaders around the world recognize that protecting forestland is a vital component in the fight to keep Earth’s global temperature from rising more than 2 degrees celsius. As a part of the Paris Climate Agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) created the REDD+ Programme.
REDD+ stands for “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation”. The REDD+ Programme incentivises developing countries to reduce their carbon emissions and to invest in the removal of greenhouse gases through sustainable forest management.
Ecuador was an early pioneer in the REDD+ Program, innovating a number of strategies to address deforestation. It remains one of the most influential countries involved. Whole Forest was the first private company to partner with the Ecuadorian government in alignment with REDD+.
Whole Forest has continuously demonstrated that it is possible, and should be expected of, private companies to advocate for the ecosystems and people it has an impact on.
For more information, watch the short video below, or visit: https://redd.unfccc.int/.