As the importance of addressing climate change through effective policies becomes clearer, and the potential for economic incentives grows, an increasing number of developing countries are interested in protecting their ecosystems while also revitalizing their economies through the creation of low-carbon economic development strategies.
Using targeted programs that include technical guidance, training workshops and community engagement, CI and our partners build knowledge and capacity in-country while using site-based demonstration activities to inform and guide longer-term national policies and development discussions.
Developing country examples
Developed country examples
CI also conducts policy outreach to developed nations – including the United States, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, U.K., Netherlands and other EU members, Russia, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Switzerland – on their international policies regarding REDD+ and adaptation. We have provided technical materials as well as direct interaction at UNFCCC negotiations and other important meetings. Climate policy is also a major focus of CI’s policy hub offices in Japan and Belgium. Another area of strategic engagement by CI is within the emergent global funds for REDD+ projects, like the World Bank Forest Investment Program (FIP).
At the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, several nations made impressive commitments to reduce their deforestation rates; Brazil and Peru aim to cut their deforestation by 80 and 100 percent, respectively, by 2020.