11 Governments Attend REDD+ Finance Workshops
This series of two workshops leading up to COP 20 in Lima was supported by the USAID funding Regional Climate Change Program (RCCP), in partnership with UN-REDD, IDB and USAID funded Forest Carbon Markets for Communities (FCMC).
The workshops were designed to meet three objectives. First, the workshops helped the governments of Central America and South America frame the requirements for their REDD+ Financing Plans and understand how these will link to national REDD+ strategies. Second, the workshops provided insight into the types and sources of REDD+ related finance and risk mitigation instruments that are accessible by governments and how these can be combined and leveraged to meet their REDD+ program funding needs. The third objective of the workshop series was to inform governments on key aspects of the UNFCCC negotiations for the negotiations surrounding REDD+ finance in Lima. This final objective built on the foundational elements of REDD+ financing plans and the range of REDD+ funding sources and financing instruments covered under the first two objectives. The South American countries attended to extend the lessons learned more broadly through Latin America.
Workshop presentations may be found on: