What is a REDD + project and what are its benefits?

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

March 25, 2021. REDD + is a mechanism that was born within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), whose general objective is to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests.

This mechanism seeks to contribute to:

  • Mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Conserve and improve Environmental Services associated with forests.

  • Promote sustainable forest management.

  • Conserve and promote the sustainable use of biodiversity.

  • Improve the quality of life of the communities.

  • Promote gender equity.

The REDD + mechanism has been adopted by the vast majority of countries with tropical forests in the world, Colombia is one of them where it serves as a climate change mitigation initiative, which seeks to contribute to the goals established at the country level, to through the National Determined Contributions (NDC, for its acronym in English), and also fits within the rules of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system created through Resolution 1447 of 2018 of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

What are the benefits of a REDD + Project?

In addition to having the objective of Reducing Emissions Generated by Deforestation and Forest Degradation, REDD + Projects include within their implementation actions aimed at improving the conditions and quality of life of the population where they are developed, as well as guaranteeing land tenure. , strengthen territorial governance and promote gender equity.

These actions are part of the Comprehensive Strategy for the Control of Deforestation and Forest Management that encompasses, among others: the sociocultural management of forests, the management of land use planning and the generation and strengthening of legal, institutional and financial capacities.

Each of the actions to be implemented are articulated with the vision and worldview of development that each of the communities has collectively built on their territories from an integral, multidisciplinary and transdimensional perspective; evaluating the compatibility of these actions with local and regional planning instruments related to jurisdiction and generating the appropriate strategies to guarantee compliance with the socio-environmental safeguards adopted by the country.

How to be part of a REDD + Project?

Projects under the REDD + mechanism are preferably carried out in forested areas greater than 10,000 hectares, which may correspond to sole owners or groups of owners in the same region that add up to the indicated area.

Once this requirement has been fulfilled, a technical and legal feasibility study of the properties or territories is carried out in order to present a project offer which has no cost and it takes approximately one month to complete it.

If you have these requirements and documents, you can send it to the emails: and

Learn more about the projects that BIOFIX develops in the Colombian territory and the impact they have.

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