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....

Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments for Uganda's REDD+ Process

A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) was carried out to assess: the likely positive and negative environmental and social impacts of these suggested Strategic Options; to generate recommendations to the REDD+ strategyto address any legal, institutional, regulatory and capacity gaps to manage these environmental and social impacts; and to provide inputs to the development of the REDD+ National Strategy and implementation planning process so that environmental and social factors are addressed appropriately in the future REDD+ plans.


What REDD+ is about?

The Readiness Preparation Activities

The Readiness Preparation Activities intend to strengthen Uganda’s capacity to implement the National REDD+ Strategy at various scales and across various sectors and players. The Objective of the Readiness Preparation Activities is to design a socially and Environmentally Viable National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation as compared to a Reference level.