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REDD+ is a cutting-edge forestry initiative that aims at tipping the economic balance in favour of sustainable management of forests.

The economic, environmental and social goods and services provided by forests would benefit countries, communities, biodiversity and forest users, while also contributing to important reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Myanmar, which is rich in forest resources, aims to be part of global REDD+ programme. REDD+ strategies aim to make forests more valuable standing than they would be cut down, by creating a financial value for the carbon stored in trees. Once this carbon is assessed and quantified, the final phase of REDD+ involves developed countries paying developing countries carbon offsets for their standing forests.

Critical for the system to work fairly is the flow on of benefits to rights-holders, many of whom are indigenous people. 

REDD+ is a major opportunity for tropical forest conservation, and these policies will mostly be developed in the UNFCCC negotiations. Myanmar has recognised that REDD+ is an innovative concept that can complement ongoing forest policies.

Myanmar is also aware of REDD+ as a mechanism to create an incentive for developing countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, contributing to the global fight against climate change.

  • Myanmar Status

    “Myanmar joins the UNREDD program”. In the first week of December 2011, Myanmar was accepted as a program partner country to prepare a REDD Readiness program for REDD+ under the support of UN REDD+ program.

  • No Rights, No REDD

    This has become the catch-cry of indigenous peoples regarding many REDD+ program.


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