EFI to host the EU REDD Facility
According to the contract signed by Director Risto Päivinen with Europe Aid on 22 December 2010, EFI will host the newly established EU REDD Facility. The EU REDD Facility aims at assisting developing countries by providing effective support to the emergence of REDD national frameworks, assisting the European Commission and the EU Member States in providing such an effective support, and helping developing countries in building their capacity and improving forest governance so as to help them meet their REDD objectives.
The EU REDD Facility will provide support to targeted developing countries in building their capacity and improving forest governance in support of both REDD and FLEGT objectives, as well as guide the development of EU financed REDD actions.
A contribution of €3 million has been pledged by the European Commission to start the EU REDD Facility. The EU REDD Facility will be under the EFI’s Policy Advice Group and it will implement the institute’s policy advice strategy approved by the EFi Annual Conference in September 2010.
Risto Päivinen, Director (risto.paivinen(at)efi.int)
Valérie Merckx, REDD Expert (valerie.merckx(at)efi.int)
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