This year, COVID-19 brought unprecedented challenges for the world’s forests and the people depending on them. The pandemic has had serious social, economic and environmental consequences in our partner countries. Forest-risk commodity exports decreased dramatically, jeopardising financial security in agricultural sectors. At the same time, operators and producers prioritised tactics for their economic survival over environmental standards.
About the EU REDD Facility
The EU REDD Facility supports countries in improving land-use governance as part of their efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. It also supports the overall EU effort to reduce its contribution to deforestation in developing countries. The Facility focuses on countries that are engaged in REDD+, an international mechanism that incentivises developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their forest and land-use sectors. The Facility is hosted by the European Forest Institute and was established in 2010.
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