An early leader on the topic of REDD, Papua New Guinea is advancing towards readiness. The Office of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, under the Prime Minister’s office, leads on the issues.
The increasing pressures on natural resources in Panama, in particular forests resources, is the reason an incentive-based approach to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD – as considered under the Bali Action Plan) is urgently needed.
Indonesia has moved progressively on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). In mid 2007, under the guidance of the Ministry of Forestry, a multi-stakeholder forum named the Indonesian Forest and Carbon Alliance was established.
With forests covering 58.9 % of land area, the DRC is home to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world and making rapid and sensible progress towards readiness. The “Coordination Nationale” (National Coordination) was recently established to pilot the REDD Process in the DRC.