Four new UN-REDD publications focussing on REDD+ and multiple benefits in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme supports national efforts to prepare for the implementation of REDD+ in 47 partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. As part of these activities, the Programme assists countries in their efforts to integrate multiple social and environmental benefits into their REDD+ strategies and development plans.

When forests that would have been lost or degraded are retained or restored through REDD+, protection and enhancement of carbon stocks are not the only benefits. Numerous additional benefits can result from REDD+ activities. Through its role within the UN-REDD Programme, UNEP-WCMC is working on tools and analyses that help decision makers to safeguard and enhance these multiple benefits of REDD+.

As part of this work, a set of materials in English and Bahasa Indonesia has been created for Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia. This includes:

- A guide to evaluating the potential impacts of different options for REDD+ action on multiple benefits, including a matrix showing the likely impacts of key actions considered in REDD+ strategy documents that are relevant for Central Sulawesi. Available here
- A compendium of maps that can help to identify those parts of the landscape where REDD+ actions can provide the most positive effects in terms of both climate change mitigation and other social and environmental benefits. Available here
- A review of relevant policy and legislative frameworks for REDD+ implementation in Central Sulawesi. Available here
- A guide to existing decision-support tools that can be used in the context of planning for multiple benefits from REDD+, including 32 factsheets describing the purpose, characteristics, requirements and limitations of the individual tools. Available here