9 November 2017 | 15:00-16:30 | COP23 Official Venue


REDD+: Where does it stand and what is needed now?

REDD+ has seen ups and downs over the last years but is now firmly Integrated in the Paris Agreement, and the Green Climate Fund is moving forward on REDD+ payments. What does it mean for the practice of REDD at national and sub national levels? Where are the gaps and what are the next steps needed to make REDD+ happen?


Toni La Viña


Multilevel governance
Yetebitu Moges
National REDD+ Coordinator
Progress in implementing countries
Juan Chang
Performance-based payments, a financier’s perspective
Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri
Chairperson of the Asia
Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Indigenous people platform
Odette Preciado Benítez
Ministry of Environment and
Territorial Development
Jalisco, Mexico
Challenges, innovations and progress of the GCF toward low emissions development and meeting REDD+ objectives

Further Reading

Angelsen A. 2017. REDD+ as performance based aid. Review of Development Economics 21(2): 237-264.

Angelsen A, Brockhaus M, Duchelle AE, Larson AM, Martius C, Sunderlin WD, Verchot LV, Wong G and Wunder S. 2017. Learning from REDD+: A response to Fletcher et al. Conservation Biology 31 (3): 718-720. https://www.cifor.org/library/6490/learning-from-redd-a-response-to-fletcher-et-al/

Bos AB, Duchelle AE, Angelsen A, Avitabile V, De Sy V, Herold M, Joseph S, de Sassi C, Sills E, Sunderlin W and Wunder S. 2017. Comparing methods for assessing the effectiveness of subnational REDD+ initiatives. Featured article in Environmental Research Letters 12, 074007: https://www.cifor.org/library/6487/comparing-methods-for-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-subnational-redd-initiatives/

de Sy V, Herold M, Martius C, Böttcher H, Fritz S, Gaveau DLA, Leonard S, Romijn E, Román-Cuesta RM. 2016. Enhancing transparency in the land-use sector: Exploring the role of independent monitoring approaches. CIFOR Infobrief No. 156. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). https://www.cifor.org/library/6256/enhancing-transparency-in-the-land-use-sector-exploring-the-role-of-independent-monitoring-approaches/

Deschamps Ramirez P and Larson AM. 2017. The politics of REDD+ MRV in Mexico: The interplay of the national and subnational levels. Occasional Paper 171. Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR. https://www.cifor.org/library/6568/the-politics-of-redd-mrv-in-mexico-the-interplay-of-the-national-and-subnational-levels/

Duchelle AE, de Sassi C, Jagger P, Cromberg M, Larson AM, Sunderlin WD, Atmadja SS, Resosudarmo IAP and Pratama CD. 2017. Balancing carrots and sticks in REDD+: Implications for social safeguards. Ecology & Society 22(3) 2: https://www.cifor.org/library/6560/balancing-carrots-and-sticks-in-redd-implications-for-social-safeguards/

Ickowitz A, Sills E and de Sassi C. 2017. Estimating smallholder opportunity costs of REDD+: a pantropical analysis from households to carbon and back. World Development 95, 15-26: https://www.cifor.org/library/6416/estimating-smallholder-opportunity-costs-of-redd-a-pantropical-analysis-from-households-to-carbon-and-back/

Ihalainen M, Sijapati Basnett B, Larson AM, Duchelle AE, Pham TT and Djoudi H. 2017. What should be included in the Green Climate Fund’s new Gender Policy and Action Plan?: Lessons from CIFOR’s research and analyses. CIFOR Infobrief No. 179. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). DOI:10.17528/cifor/006541 https://www.cifor.org/library/6541/what-should-be-included-in-the-green-climate-funds-new-gender-policy-and-action-plan-lessons-from-cifors-research-and-analyses/

Trench T, Larson AM and Libert Amico A. 2017. Multilevel governance and land use in Chiapas and Yucatan. CIFOR Infobrief no.180. Bogor, Indonesia. DOI: 10.17528/cifor/006550 https://www.cifor.org/library/6550/multilevel-governance-and-land-use-in-chiapas-and-yucatan-lessons-for-redd-in-mexico/

Wong GY, Angelsen A, Brockhaus M, Carmenta R, Duchelle AE, Leonard S, Luttrell C, Martius C and Wunder S. 2016. Results-based payments for REDD+: Lessons on finance, performance, and non-carbon benefits. CIFOR Infobrief No. 138. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). https://www.cifor.org/library/6108/results-based-payments-for-redd-lessons-on-finance-performance-and-non-carbon-benefits/