REDD Plus is a financial incentive mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, plus signifying positive elements of conservation.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, has organized many national-, regional- and state-level consultations and has come out, jointly, with many policy briefs on Forest Governance, Methodology for Carbon Assessment, International Architecture on REDD+ and Institutional Mechanism on REDD+. These policy briefs and proceedings of workshops are available on the website of MOEF&CC, GoI.

TERI also assisted MOEF&CC, GoI in the preparation of a reference document on REDD+. On the basis of TERI’s efforts on REDD+ and knowledge available from other sources, MOEF&CC, GoI is in the process of preparing policy on REDD+ in India.

REDD+ is a critical and prominent piece of the new global climate goal to achieve net-zero emissions in the second half of this century. The important role of forests in addressing climate change was formally recognized in COP 21.

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