REDD+ Course 1: Introduction to Climate Change and the Role of Forests

This course is the first in a series of three providing information on climate change and a basic level of understanding on the REDD+ concept.
This course focuses on the background information on climate change, the drivers of deforestation, and strategies for reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

Once you complete this course you will be able to:

  •     Describe climate change and the greenhouse effect
  •     Identify and describe climate change causes and impacts
  •     Identify and describe climate change mitigation strategies
  •     Identify and describe the role of forests in climate change
  •     Identify and describe drivers of deforestation
  •     Identify and describe strategies for reducing deforestation and forest degradation

REDD+ Course 2: REDD+ Policy

This course is the second in a series of three providing information on climat change and a basic level of understanding on the REDD+ concept.

This course focuses on the essential aspects of the technical, political, financial, social, and environmental issues related to REDD+.
Once you complete this course, you will be able to:

  •    Define and describe REDD+
  •    Identify and describe the main elements of REDD+
  •    Define and describe MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification)
  •    Identify and describe the technical elements of REDD+
  •    Identify and describe international policy concerns and issues related to REDD+
  •    Identify and describe the main sources for REDD+ financing
  •    Identify and describe the potential social benefits and risks of REDD+
  •    Identify and describe how REDD+ can be designed to maximize the social benefits and mitigate risks
  •    Identify and describe the potential environmental benefits and risks of REDD+
  •    Identify and describe how REDD+ can be designed to maximize environmental benefits and mitigate risks

REDD+ Course 3: REDD+ Implementation

This course is the third in a series of three providing information on climate change and a basic level understanding on the REDD+ concept.

This course focuses on the basics of implementing REDD+ activities at the national or sub-national level.

Once you complete this course, you will be able to:

  •     Identify and describe steps involved to design and implement REDD+ activities
  •     Identify and describe the guidelines for creating REDD+ programs
  •     Identify and describe the different scales of REDD+ activities and how they can be linked
  •     Define standards
  •     Identify and describe the many purposes and practices of standards
  •     Identify and describe the functions and limitations of The Climate, Community, and Biodiversity     Standard (CCBS)

REDD+ Final Assessment

Download a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the overall assessment of the REDD+ curriculum. The overall assessment is based on all the materials presented in the REDD+ curriculum

Resources for the REDD+ Curriculum.