Advancing on REDD+

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

UN CC:Learn

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

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Length
12 hours
Effort
self-paced
Level
Introductory
Intermediate
Language
English
Spanish
French
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes

Course summary

The development of the REDD+ Academy responds to needs expressed by UN-REDD Programme partner countries for a regionally focused education initiative for those involved in national REDD+ programmes.

About this course

The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UN Environment Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground.

The development of the REDD+ Academy responds to needs expressed by UN-REDD Programme partner countries for a regionally focused education initiative for those involved in national REDD+ programmes. Accordingly, the design of the REDD+ Academy is guided by the following principles:

  • To engage new REDD+ practitioners in key policy and economic sectors relevant for reducing deforestation and forest degradation;
  • To build on existing REDD+ capacity development initiatives;
  • To ensure the delivery of a long-term and sustainable learning experience;
  • To adopt a demand-driven, region-specific approach to training tied to REDD+ implementation; and
  • To facilitate South-South cooperation.

The REDD+ e-Academy comprises two e-courses which aim to ensure the material developed for the REDD+ Academy is accessible to all. The two courses are Fundamentals on REDD+ and Advancing on REDD+. While the first course provides the basics for a good understanding of REDD+ principles, the second provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at 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.

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Target audience

The REDD+ e-Academy aims to train REDD+ decision-makers in economic and policy areas – essential for the success of Results-based Actions – 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 the two courses. The course on Advancing on REDD+ is directed at the above-mentioned individuals, who already have pre-existing knowledge of the principles of REDD+.

Learning objectives

After completing the course Advancing on REDD+, participants 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.