Uganda's Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) prescribes a forest baseline level/emission level against which the country shall measure impacts arising from implementation of the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan. In the implementation of its 20-year Uganda’s REDD+ Strategy and action plan, the Ministry of Water and Environment is committed to improve on the forest resources to be able to contribute to the mitigation of climate change effects.
REDD+ is an acronym for Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. The plus sign (+) stands for the role of Conservation, Sustainable Forest Management and Enhancement of Carbon Stocks (REDD+). The (+) enhances the land’s capacity for carbon storage through activities that improve forest health. In addition to carbon stocks being protected by avoiding forest damage and or clearing of entire forests, measures such as better forest management, conservation, restoration, and afforestation also increase carbon stocks. Read the Redd+ Programme writeup below this page....
Implementation of the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan is envisaged to generate benefits and or incentives to all stakeholders involved in REDD+ activities. In this regard, Uganda has put in place a Benefits Sharing Arrangements framework to guide sharing of REDD+ benefits in a transparent and equitable manner.
Uganda’s REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan is intended to help to improve the status of forest resources, mitigate climate change effects, promote fair and balanced benefits including gender consideration and the welfare of communities in general and forest dependent indigenous communities. In addition, the REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan will improve the existing negative perceptions, attitudes and practices by forest, trees, and climate change management stakeholders and this will among others, contribute to sustainable socioeconomic development.
Uganda REDD+ M&E Framework
Environmental and Social Management Framework
Uganda REDD+ Process Mid Term Report
Forest Investment Program for Uganda
Report on establishment of REDD+ Participatory Structures
Consultation and Participation Plan for the REDD+ process
Mid-Term Review Uganda UN-REDD National Program