EU REDD Facility
The EU REDD Facility supports countries in improving land-use governance as part of their efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. It also supports the overall EU effort to reduce its contribution to deforestation in developing countries. The Facility focuses on countries that are engaged in REDD+, an international mechanism that incentivises developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their forest and land-use sectors. The Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute and was established in 2010.
The Facility works with governments of countries engaged in REDD+ in designing and implementing interventions that support a broad range of in-country stakeholders. Stakeholders in these countries are therefore participants in and beneficiaries of the Facility’s interventions.
The Facility provides demand-driven and customised support for developing and implementing REDD+, the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and land-use governance strategies and actions to improve forest and land-use governance. Its support can include:
- Bringing in expertise
- Mobilising technical assistance
- Facilitating dialogue among stakeholders
- Sharing knowledge at national and international levels
The EU REDD Facility has developed tools and approaches to support inclusive land-use planning, analyse and map financial flows, and track progress towards sustainability in various REDD+ countries. In this way, it supports sustainable land-use investment and management in such countries, and generates lessons and experiences at national and subnational levels.
Financing Instrument: Technical Assistance
Recipient countries/regions: EU REDD currently works across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Recipient categories: Governments
Application guidelines: The EU REDD Facility is hosted and managed by the European Forest Institute (EFI). The Facility responds to annual expectations from the European Commission to guide their annual work plan. EFI holds the mandate to take action and make necessary decisions to successfully implement activities according to the work plans approved by the EU REDD Facility's Steering Committee.
Last updated: 24 August 2023