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An overview of readiness for REDD: a compilation of readiness activities prepared on behalf of the Forum on Readiness for REDD


This background document aims to provide a snapshot view of readiness for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) activities around the world.

Given the high level of interest and support for REDD, the pace and number of readiness projects and initiatives has been increasing at an encouraging rate.

This document is an important survey of REDD initiatives underway around the world, serving as an up-to-date register of the innovation, energy, and creativity that has been brought to bear upon moving REDD from theory to practice.

The information in this overview is a compilation of materials from governments, NGOs, and civil society organizations participating in REDD readiness activities, edited by the Woods Hole Research Center for the Forum on Readiness for REDD.

This overview document provides a look at what steps are being taken towards the goal of reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through forest conservation, avoidance of forest degradation, and improvement of forest management practices.

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