REDD+ Mongolia

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation

Reducing Emissions from Forest Degradation

Conservation of Forest Carbon Stocks

Sustainable Management of Forests

Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks

What is REDD+ ?

What is REDD+?
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation is an effort to
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The UNFCCC stands for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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REDD+ Mongolia
As a signatory to both the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, in
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Management Structure
There are currently no existing institutional structures that can address the activities
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Greetings from the National Programme Director

Dear Stakeholders & Partners,

Mongolia is one of the most climate change affected countries in the world with observed temperature change three times higher than the global average. Climate change places inordinate pressures on Mongolia’s forest ecosystems.

National Programme Director

UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative Initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 to assist developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies, and builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Each country prepares a plan on REDD+ Policy, activities and actions in collaboration with strategic stakeholders. Also, national capacity for REDD+ is built, and policies in regards to REDD+ identified and tested.


Implementation and testing of plans, policies and strategies developed during the preparation stage. This stage will include testing the result-based activities, further strengthening capacity, initiating and testing new technology.


Implementation of REDD+ Programme’s result-based activities at the National level, evaluation, reporting and verification of results.

REDD+ Vision in Mongolia

Building climate resilient forest ecosystems, livelihoods and a sustainable economy for a greener future


REDD+ Mongolia

What’s the difference between REDD+ and the UN-REDD Programme?

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REDD+ is a climate change mitigation solution being developed by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFFCCC).
REDD+ incentivizes developing countries to keep their forests standing by offering results-based payments for actions to reduce or remove forest carbon emissions.

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The UN-REDD Programme assists countries to develop the capacities needed to meet the UNFCCC’s REDD+ requirements, so that they can qualify to recieve results-based payments under the Convention.
The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities.

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Mongolia is taking steps towards REDD+ Readiness, this relates to the efforts a country undertakes to develop the capacities and operational systems needed to implement REDD+.  Support to REDD+ readiness is provided to countries through bilateral and multilateral initiatives, including the UN-REDD Mongolia National Programme.  This includes financial and technical support to help countries develop the four REDD+ elements identified through UNFCCC negotiations.


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The Changing World of Mongolia’s Boreal Forests

They are part of a huge expanse of boreal forest – the world’s largest terrestrial biome – that stretches right across the earth’s northern latitudes. These forests are both intensely affected by climate change – recent studies have found that the hotter, drier summers inhibit tree growth in Mongolia’s forests – but they are also a possible, partial solution to it.

Forest-Sustainable Development Council

Mongolia is committed to ensuring that civil society and local communities are included in the decision-making structures for REDD+, including in the National REDD+ Taskforce. The main mechanism for this will be through Civil Society Organization(CSO) Forum which is known as the Sustainable Development Council.

Programme Management


The National REDD+ Programme Unit will be responsible for the operational work and day-to-day management of the National REDD+ Strategy and will include the coordination, communication, financial management and attendance to administrative matters as needed. It will also support the work of the Taskforce (to be formed).