Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project
What is it REDD+?
REDD+ or reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries is an international mechanism to help tropical countries, where most carbon is accumulated, to fight deforestation to mitigate climate change. It started as a voluntary market and in 2015 after the Paris agreement, countries would integrate this measure into its nationally determined contributions (NDC) to fight climate change.
REDD+ stands for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, The + (plus) implies that in addition to mitigating climate change, halting deforestation and forest degradation, and supporting sustainable forest management, the project conserves water resources, prevents flooding, control soil-erosion, conserves biodiversity and maintain traditions and cultural diversity.