EU REDD Facility

EFI’s EU REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Facility was established in December 2010 to provide effective support to the development and implementation of REDD+ policies in developing countries. It aims to help developing countries build their capacity and improve forest governance for REDD+ through analysis, advice, outreach and training, as well as by facilitating access to and benefit from different ongoing initiatives.

The Facility contributes to developing an EU approach to REDD+. It focuses on overcoming the governance challenges related to REDD+ and promoting overall sustainability of REDD+ activities. It seeks to identify and build operational synergies between the REDD+ and the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) processes so as to increase the effectiveness of both processes, speed up implementation and enhance on-the-ground coordination of EU support.

More information: Valerie Merckx, REDD Team Leader (

Further information about the EU REDD Facility can be found here.