Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+)

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This curriculum, consisting of three, self-paced, online courses, provides a basic level of understanding of the basics of climate change, deforestation and forest degradation, and the REDD+ concept.

Course 1 Climate Change and the Role of Forests focuses on the background information on climate change, the drivers of deforestation, and strategies for reducing deforestation and forest degradation. Course 2 REDD+ Policy covers the essential aspects of the technical, political, financial, social, and environmental issues related to REDD+. Finally, Course 3 REDD+ Implementation focuses on the basics of implementing REDD+ activities, while also educating on the topic of REDD+ policy negotiations and developing credible REDD+ activities in developing countries through basic capacity building.

You may choose to complete any of the lessons within each course; however, to receive a certificate of curriculum completion, you must complete the curriculum assessment with a minimum score of 70%. Individuals may choose to simply complete a course. Upon completion of a course, the individual will receive a record of course completion. The requirements for course completion are completing all lessons within a course.

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Climate Change and the Roleof Forests

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

This course focuses on the basics of climate change, drivers of deforestation, and strategies for reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

2.5 hours

REDD+ Policy

Course 2: REDD+ Policy

This course focuses on the essential aspects of the technical, political, financial, social, and environmental issues related to REDD+.

2.5 hours


REDD+ Implementation

Course 3: REDD+ Implementation

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

1.75 hours

Curriculum Assessment

The curriculum assessment provides individuals with an opportunity to evaluate their retention of knowledge gained from the three courses within the Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+).

Individuals completing the curriculum assessment with a score of 70% or higher will receive a certificate stating they successfully completed all requirements, including the curriculum assessment, of the Introductory Curriculum on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+).

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“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level.”

Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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