REDD+ Training Materials

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Overview

" Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) is a concept that has been gaining momentum in climate change policy negotiations both internationally and at the national level in capitals around the world. Yet despite the increasing levels of interest and activity in REDD+, there is a great deal of confusion that still surrounds the concept. Stakeholders across the spectrum have differing levels of comprehension about REDD+ and differing ideas about what REDD+ is. This confusion is beginning to lead to unrealistic expectations about both the positive and negative impacts of REDD+, to opportunistic land speculation by investors, and to naïve assumptions about what it takes to implement a REDD+ program.

The Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance; Conservation International; The Rainforest Alliance; The Nature Conservancy; GTZ: and the World Wildlife Fund have created the training materials on this site to help instill a basic level of understanding about REDD+ among stakeholders around the world. The training materials include: a Participant Resource Manual which provides a comprehensive overview of REDD+, an Instructor's Manual with interactive lesson plans for delivering the course material, and a set of powerpoint presentations that correspond to each lesson. In addition to the materials for in-person trainings, we have also created an interactive online course. The course provides an introduction to REDD+ in a fun and interactive way that participants can use at their own pace."


References

  1.  "REDD+ Training"