Description

The United Nations REDD Programme (UN-REDD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UNITAR are excited to offer you a self-paced course on Advancing on REDD+.

This course is one of two courses offered by the REDD+ Academy. The first course, “Fundamentals on REDD+” provides the basis for a good understanding of REDD+ principles. This course provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.

Both courses are aimed at REDD+ decision-makers in economic and policy areas, in sectors such as agriculture, energy, mining, finance and development planning. Other REDD+ stakeholders, such as civil society and academia, will also find useful information in these courses.

Learning Objectives

By the time this course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Describe the process and objectives of developing a National Forest Monitoring System
  • Explain the importance of developing Forest Reference [Emission] Levels (FRELs/FRLs)
  • Explain the need for Safeguard Information Systems in REDD+ implementation
  • Describe the characteristics of an Incentive Allocation System
  • Describe the importance of stakeholder engagement for successful REDD+ implementation
  • Describe the underlying governance factors that can affect REDD+ implementation

Course topics

The Advancing on REDD+ course is structured around six modules. While how to prepare and implement REDD+ at the national level through a National Strategy or Action Plan, including financial resources available, is discussed in the course Fundamentals on REDD+, the Advancing on REDD+ course presents the other three REDD+ elements, to which it adds the importance of engaging the relevant stakeholders in the process and the principles of good governance.

  • Lesson 1: National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+
  • Lesson 2: Forest Reference Emission Levels (FRELs)
  • Lesson 3: REDD+ Safeguards under the UNFCCC
  • Lesson 4: Approaches for the Allocation of Incentives
  • Lesson 5: Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+
  • Lesson 6: Good Governance

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:

  • Complete six online lessons
  • Pass six quizzes
  • Complete the course survey

Certificates of completion

In order for our site to issue the certificate, all the activities must be marked with green checkmarks. Once each activity in your course room contains a green checkmark, the certificate will be automatically generated and will become available for download in PDF format directly from this page.


If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Learning for Nature team at info@learningfornature.org.

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