2020 Goal 7 assessment

Published: November 1, 2020

Key Messages

  • With the exception of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, the multilateral frameworks necessary for the implementation of REDD+ are in place.
  • More than 30 countries are in advanced stages of REDD+ readiness preparation. However, only a handful have signed results-based payment agreements, indicating significant barriers preventing the implementation of REDD+. Such barriers may relate to program requirements, lacking de-facto country readiness, and insufficient finance.
  • While forest mitigation targets are increasingly included in nationally determined contribution (NDC) targets, they are often unquantifiable or lack the necessary detail for monitoring.
  • The updated NDCs that have been published this year so far show some improvement in the scale and quality of forest and land use targets

Further Resources

2020 Goal 7 assessment
2020 Goal 7 assessment [Low Resolution]
2020 Goal 7 assessment [Low Resolution]