This online catalogue of REDD+ and other forest carbon projects worldwide is a product of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS-REDD). It was compiled by researchers based at CIFOR and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. The information was collected between July 2009 and December 2010, and therefore may not include projects launched since that time.
Information on projects was first culled from published sources including in particular an inventory of demonstration and readiness activities (Wertz-Kanounnikoff 2009) and primary research on REDD+ projects in Indonesia (Madeira 2010). Further searches through the Internet identified more REDD+ initiatives. We eventually expanded our scope to include all forest carbon projects because of the difficulty in distinguishing REDD+ schemes from afforestation/reforestation projects across all countries.
Some of the most informative websites that we searched include:
Specific project sites were identified for those initiatives underway in the countries included in the Global Comparative Study on REDD+. A location of a project site was identified at the level of an administrative division; the finest levels were identified as municipalities in Brazil, districts in Indonesia, provinces in Cameroon and districts in Tanzania.
Locations were determined from project documentation including project design documents, internet searches and direct communication with proponents. When coordinates were provided, we first identified these in Google Maps and then determined the relevant administrative units. We have the greatest certainty about project locations in Brazil and Indonesia. Locations indicated in other countries may be only approximate.
In the current version of the database, the state and province location of REDD+ project sites is not available for all countries.
Starting in September 2009, REDD+ project proponents were asked to complete a short questionnaire eliciting information on project location and scale, organisations involved, strategies for carbon emission reductions, and status of the project. In the current version of the map this information is not included but may be incorporated in future updates. We want to thank the many individuals who took time to respond to our questionnaire.
We would like to acknowledge the following people and organizations in relation to the Brazil database update as of May 2013
If you have updated information about any of the existing REDD+ project sites detailed in this map or information on new REDD+ project sites please contact:
The table below contains links to and describes the content of online portals that maintain lists of REDD+ project sites.
|Forest Carbon Portal||A list of operational projects that are engaging in carbon credit transactions or have been validated under an offset standard|
|Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)||A list of projects that are being audited under the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards by independent third-party certifiers|
|Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)||The VCS Project Database, a central storehouse of information on all projects validated to VCS criteria and all Verified Carbon Units issued under the programme|
|Carbon Catalog||A site hosted by Ecosystem Marketplace|
|World Bank Carbon Finance Unit||Project summaries and project documents for signed projects under Emission Reductions Purchase Agreements (ERPA)|
|Plan Vivo||A list of projects at various stages of registration against the Plan Vivo Standard|
|Casebook of REDD projects in Latin America||Seventeen REDD projects at advanced stages of implementation in Latin America|
|The REDD desk||A database of REDD activities on the ground, with projects listed by country, at national and sub national levels, in the Activities section|
|Carbon Finance Platform Finanzas Carbono||An interactive tool featuring CDM, PoA, Voluntary Markets and REDD+ projects from the Latin American region. Through this tool, you can access specific information in Spanish on carbon projects, filtered by country.|
|Climate Funds Update||Database of REDD+ projects sourced through a number of dedicated multilateral and bilateral climate funds|