WHAT IS REDD+ ?
REDD+ is an acronym for
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation.
The ‘+‘ signifies ‘conservation & sustainable development’.
REDD+ projects pursue long-term strategies for addressing the underlying causes of deforestation and degradation. Such long-term programs include providing fuel efficient cook-stoves, development of bio-efficient farming systems and other strategies for the sustainable management of existing forest stocks.
- Rimba Raya was the first carbon project to receive REDD+ validation under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). It is the single largest REDD+ project in the world, in terms of avoided emissions delivered to date.
- Rimba Raya helped develop the first carbon accounting methodology, now used by the United Nations as the global standard.