We are pleased to announce the release of a new guidance document, Options for Nesting REDD+ Projects, published by Winrock International, with consultative guidance from VCS and Fundación Natura Colombia, and contribution from the The South Pole Group. This document builds on previous work on Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ to provide a suite of options for effectively integrating projects into jurisdictional REDD+ programs. Documents are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese:
This guidance aids jurisdictions and projects in resolving key issues related to implementing jurisdictional REDD+ programs. The document covers a number of potential technical solutions to each key issue: those that may be most attractive to jurisdictions, those project proponents may prefer, and those most likely to be mutually beneficial, balancing government needs with the goal of attracting private finance for REDD+. In the future, VCS hopes to expand on this guidance to include solutions for institutional issues and recommendations on benefit sharing between nested local and jurisdictional sales, in order to reward and incentivize action.