Recognizing the crucial necessity of collaboration in increasing financial support for FLR, the functions of REDD+ in the FLR mechanism have been extensively researched. By implementing initiatives that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the REDD+ concept can contribute to a nation’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its outputs to increase forest carbon reserves result in the growth of carbon markets and sustainable financing. REDD+ activities in FLR contribute to ensuring that forests and their resources are sustainably managed while improving systematic land use, local livelihoods, biodiversity conservation, and a better ecosystem. It eventually strengthens forest governance by means of equity – benefit sharing – and inclusiveness.
This policy brief highlights the discussions of the workshop titled “An Intensive Discussion for FLR and REDD+” held from October 5 to 7, 2022.
The discussion constitutes a post-session of the 2022 AFoCO-ITTO Joint Capacity Building Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Accessing Climate Change Finance and Carbon Benefits for FLR.