Briefing Document / Oct. 1, 2010

Independent Monitoring of REDD+: increasing transparency, accountability and civil society engagement

Negotiations for a system to reduce forest loss by paying developing countries to preserve their forests are taking place under the banner Reducing Emissions through Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). Alongside the international negotiations, national governments are developing individual strategies for implementing REDD+.  This paper makes the case for a system of independent monitoring for REDD+ (IM-REDD) as a means of assessing progress during the readiness phase of REDD+ and building confidence in the mechanism for the future.