Map of DRC DRC

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$264,286,908

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$151,287,727

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the largest extent of tropical rainforests in Africa, and second largest on earth, covering over 100 million hectares. Deforestation continues to be a major issue with agriculture, fuel wood, logging, mining, and hydroelectric projects posing the greatest threats.

The DRC is committed to taking action to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change. DRC developed a REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), which was signed in March 2010 and an Emission Reductions Program Idea Note (ER-PIN) for the Mai-Ndombe province, which was approved in June 2013.

REDD+ Activities

Finance has supported the following REDD+ activities in DRC:

REDD+ activities supported by various donor types

 

Number of donor initiatives supporting various REDD+ activities

 
   
  • REDD+ activities supported by various donor types

    Chart Description

    As this chart shows, donors funding REDD+ in DRC are supporting a wide array of REDD-related activities. Multilateral donors are supporting nine of the ten activity types, while donor government and international NGO funding supported eight of the ten. Funding from supranational institutions (in this case the European Commission) and international consortia supported the most narrow range of activities.

    Each of the nine donor types supported stakeholder engagement, rights and tenure, safeguards, and improved forest and land management.

    In contrast, none of the donors supported carbon offset development, and only three of the nine donor types supported policy and law analysis & development.

    The list of REDD+ activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the thirteen initiative countries.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions

  • Number of donor initiatives supporting various REDD+ activities

    Chart Description

    This chart shows the number of donor initiatives that are at least partially supporting various REDD+ activities. In DRC, the donors tracked are funding a wide range of REDD+ activities. Each of the thirty-two donor initiatives tracked are supporting stakeholder engagement, safeguards, and improved forest and land management. Issues relating to rights and tenure have received attention from thirty of the initiatives, while twenty-six initiatives have supported forest carbon project design, and twenty-three have supported work relating to MRV and reference levels.

    Far less donor funding and attention has supported institutional strengthening and policy and law analysis & development. REDDX tracking did not identify any donor initiatives creating carbon offsets, although this may change as REDDX expects to improve its tracking of REDD+ activity data in DRC in the coming years.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

    Relevant Frequently Asked Questions