The conservation and sustainable management of forests is a key element in the fight to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Each year, forests are responsible for removing more than a quarter of all CO2 emissions. Moreover, they store more carbon, which could be released if they are destroyed, than existing and readily exploitable fossil reserves.


Diego Martino

Efforts are being made to highlight and reinforce the importance of forests in the global fight to limit global warming. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, the Conservation of Forest Carbon Stocks, the Sustainable Management of Forests and the Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+), are a key element in these efforts. REDD+ represents an opportunity for large-scale mitigation that, together with other natural climate solutions, can contribute up to 20% of cost effective mitigation, while also providing social and environmental benefits beyond carbon.

The preparation for REDD+ and its implementation is as promising as challenging. The expertise of AAE and associated experts covers the broad range of disciplines needed, including legal issues (related to land and carbon rights; transaction mechanisms, etc.), forestry, participatory processes, finance, gender, safeguards, biodiversity and others. This has allowed us to construct tailor made teams that work closely together and with national counterparts from our government or private clients.


Services offered

  • Project design and formulation; including concept notes and full proposals to GCF and other entities.
  • Land tenure analysis.
  • Identifying, setting priorities and mapping of multiple benefits.
  • Analysis of drivers of deforestation.
  • Preparation of national REDD+ strategies.
  • Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) and preparation of Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMFs).
  • National interpretation of REDD+ safeguards, development of Safeguards Information Systems (SIS) and of Summaries of Information (SoI).
  • Capacity building, education and communication.
  • Benefit sharing mechanisms.
  • Pilot implementation.
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation processes.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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