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REDD+ Policy Assessment Center (REDD-PAC)

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

The project used an integrated land-use model in order to inform decision-makers about various land-use scenarios. This information helps them develop globally consistent national and regional REDD+ policies. The REDD+ Policy Assessment Center established as part of the project pools existing data, evaluates the most recent outcomes of the climate negotiations and records current policies and technologies on REDD+. It processes this information and makes it available to those who need it. It also identifies gaps in existing MRV systems and prepares new models. The project partners carried out analyses and collected region-specific information that also incorporates socioeconomic factors. They tested these in two pilot regions (the Congo Basin and Brazil) and explored various options for implementing REDD+ in different political contexts, while bearing in mind the different institutional capacities.
Successor project(s)
RESTORE+: Addressing Landscape Restoration on Degraded Land in Indonesia and Brazil

State of implementation/results

Project completed
  • The results of REDD-PAC were used as the scientific basis for the estimates of the LULUCF sector for the Brazilian INDC presented at COP 21 in Paris.
  • The project has contributed to elaborating the national REDD+ strategy and ER-PIN for the Southern Cameroon Project.
  • The REDD-PAC results have informed the public debate on the contribution of future deforestation in Brazil and in the Congo Basin to global GHG emissions at the COP 21 Paris.
  • These results have then been used by different Media (radio FM4 in Austria, GEO magazine, Folha de Sao Paulo etc .)

Project data


Implementing organisation:
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Partner institution(s):
  • Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) (Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale), National Institute for Space Research - Brazil, World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
  • Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) (Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),National Institute for Space Research - Brazil,World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

BMU grant:
4.542.091,00 €

11/2011  till  05/2016


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