UN-REDD Programme Releases its 2009 Year in Review Report

18 March 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has released its inaugural Year in Review report for 2009, which reflects on the Programme's first full year in operation. The report highlights the progress of its pilot countries, the partnerships it cultivated with international partners throughout the year, and the Programme's impact in building international consensus for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

The report also features sections on the national and international work the Programme supported in key work areas, including measuring, reporting and verification (MRV), engagement of indigenous peoples and civil society, and promotion of the multiple benefits of forests. Yemi Katerere, Head of the UN-REDD Programme, underlines that "through the experience and significant advances made by the pilot countries, the UN-REDD Programme quickly coalesced into a community of practice for REDD+ that facilitated confidence building, sharing of practical experiences… and created a space for broader stakeholder engagement.” [The Report] [UN-REDD Programme Press Release]