Here you can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions along with help to get started using the REDD.plus platform:
At present, 90% of the world‘s tropical forests are included under the REDD+ Mechanism.
Over 50+ countries are actively engaged in the REDD+ Mechanism submitting results to the UNFCCC.
6.3 billion tons of carbon emissions were reduced by REDD+ from 2010 to 2016.
The Paris Agreement is a landmark environmental accord that was adopted by nearly every nation in 2015 to address climate change and its negative impacts. The agreement includes commitments from all major emitting countries to cut their climate-altering pollution and to strengthen those commitments over time.
The Kyoto Protocol, also known as the Kyoto Accord, is an international treaty among industrialized nations that sets mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. The greenhouse effect is the warming effect of the sun on greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, that act to trap this heat in our atmosphere.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a North American 'forest certification standard' and program of SFI Inc., which is a non-profit organization. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the world's largest single forest certification standard by area.
It’s the first marketplace for legal and corporate entities to purchase carbon credits from CfRN (Coalition for Rainforest Nations) member parties.
It is also a management tool for member parties to track their credits and have visibility on other members and their credit amounts.
The REDD.plus platform allows legal entities reserve RRU credits which are then purchased once they become available.
At this time buyers must be legal or corporate entities.
If you are an individual please contact us to learn if you are able to use the platform.
The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and people to responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity and provide safe habitats.
Launched by Coalition members in 2005, the United Nation’s REDD+ Mechanism is designed to incentivize conservation and contribute to the battle against climate changes – it now includes around 90% of the world’s remaining rainforests. A first in human history!
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and indigenous people's organizations focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, sustainable forestry, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries – activities commonly referred to as REDD+.
The REDD+ Mechanism tracks carbon reduction results from countries, which are then turned into “REDD+ Result Units” or RRU credits.
Countries can generate RRU credits by committing to sustainable actions with results verified by UNFCCC REDD+.
Legal and corporate entities can then reserve and purchase these credits once available.
- Carbon storage: The destruction of forests creates emissions while reducing their ability to absorb carbon.
- Sustainable livelihoods: Over 1 billion people depend on forests to survive.
- Water: Rainforests purify water systems and promote rainfall.
- Biodiversity: 70% of Earth's land animals and plants call forests their home meaning it’s very important to save the animals and their environment.
- Medication: Over 25% of modern medicines have their origins in rainforests.
- Soil Health: Forests prevent land degradation and slow down ‘desertification’.