EU REDD Facility

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: 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 effort of the European Union (EU) 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 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 level

Financing Instrument: N/A

Project scale: Recent project budgets have ranged from €40 000 to €400 000. From 2013-2017, the total EU REDD Facility budget was €9.4 million.

Recipient countries/regions/country groups: EU REDD currently works across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Recipient categories: Governments

Eligibility Criteria: N/A

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.

Publication Date
Monday, 01 March 2021
Applicable location
Climate change
Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT)
Sustainable land use
Financing opportunities