Reporting on its activities during 2011, the UN International Year of Forests, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has paid particular attention to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stock (REDD+).
The report looks at successful partnerships with the private sector, including one which supports estimations of carbon benefits from REDD+ activities, including investments in agroforestry and ecotourism in Indonesia. It also summarizes work with the Government of Japan on REDD+ Readiness to assess the opportunities and challenges of developing REDD+ projects in Indonesia and Brazil.
In 2011, the ITTO spent over US$4 million on 14 projects in Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa relating to REDD+.
Download the ITTO Annual Report 2011