Free online REDD course


The Nature Conservancy; Conservation International; the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance; Rainforest Alliance, the World Wildlife Fund, and GTZ have updated their online introductory course on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation and conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) with new information and activities.

This course provides a basic level of understanding regarding the REDD+ concept. It begins with background information on climate change and drivers of deforestation, then covers the essential aspects of the technical, political, financial, social and environmental issues related to REDD+, and finalizes with a basics on implementing REDD+ activities at a national or sub-national scale. The course is meant to enable participants to more fully understand and better engage in REDD+ policy negotiations at the national and international levels and to facilitate the development of credible REDD+ activities in developing countries through basic capacity building.

The course is free and publicly available at:

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