The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has developed a pilot program for REDD+ results-based payments that is expected to be finalized in October 2017. This would add an essential missing piece to the operationalization of REDD+ under both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. Funding will also be provided for the early stage of REDD+ through standard GCF modalities.
Twenty-five countries submitted at least one Forest Reference (Emissions) Level, with 13 countries having at least one approved. This paves the way for the GCF to make results-based payments.
One hundred and sixteen countries proposed a quantified emission mitigation target that includes land use as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Of these, 91 plan to adopt an economy-wide or multisector target that includes land use, while 20 plan to adopt only a specific emissions target on land use, and five plan to adopt both. Sixty-three countries propose a non-emissions target or action on land use, either in lieu of or in addition to an emissions target covering the sector.
The Forest Declaration Platform and the Forest Declaration Assessment are supported by The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of Germany.
Other current and previous supporters of these initiatives include the Climate and Land Use Alliance, the Good Energies Foundation, and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), which has supported this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
This project is supported by the Climate and Land Use Alliance and the Good Energies Foundation. Research that contributed to this project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.