Germany’s contribution to the forest and climate protection programme REDD+

On behalf of DEval, Perspectives has prepared a synthesis study that provides evidence-based insights into the results and impact of REDD+ measures that have been designed, financed, and implemented by or on behalf of German actors. The study highlights heterogeneous results on the numerous REDD+ objectives. It also confirms the difficulties in countering deforestation and forest degradation, and in setting effective incentives vis-à-vis the powerful drivers behind forest destruction. Based on these findings, the authors derive several implications for improving and further developing REDD+ strategies and portfolios, coordination, transparent communication, and learning.

German contribution to REDD+

Axel Michaelowa

Anne-Kathrin Weber

Johanna Christensen