Sustainable land-use investment and management

Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions.

Sustainable land-use investment and management

Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions.

Unreliable data and limited government experience with land-use planning processes, a lack of coordination among sectors and stakeholders, and a lack of understanding of financial flows and incentives towards various land uses are all contributing factors.

Addressing these challenges is essential to implementing private-sector zero-deforestation commitments, and to operationalising land-use related activities in Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The EU REDD Facility has developed tools and approaches to support inclusive land-use planning, analyse and map financial flows, and track progress towards sustainability in various REDD+ countries. In this way, we support sustainable land-use investment and management in such countries, and generate lessons and experiences at national and subnational levels.

Actions

Cocoa plantation in Ecuador

Evaluar la alineación de las inversiones privadas con los objetivos climáticos y REDD+

Ecuador articula los esfuerzos nacionales para la reducción de la deforestación y degradación de los bosques a través del Plan de Acción REDD+. Comprender cómo los flujos de financiación privados impactan positiva o negativamente en los bosques es una oportunidad para incrementar las inversiones alineadas con REDD+.
Cocoa plantation in Ecuador

Evaluating REDD+ alignment of private finance

Ecuador is coordinating national efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation through its REDD+ Action Plan. Understanding how different private finance flows positively or negatively impact forests is an opportunity for national and international actors to increase investment aligned with REDD+.

Advancing jurisdictional sustainability in Vietnam, focusing on the Central Highlands region

The EU REDD Facility and the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) support developing a jurisdictional sustainability framework and an associated monitoring system in Vietnam to promote sustainable land use and coffee production in the Central Highlands. The EU REDD Facility and MDRI are testing tools and approaches on monitoring, land-use planning and finance that support subnational decision making on sustainability.