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REDD+ Academy Launches E-Course and Learning Journals

25 November 2015, IISD news - The UN-REDD Programme has announced the launch of the first  online version of its Academy courses and accompanying Learning Journals on  Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing  Countries (REDD+).

The e-course and accompanying material were developed with the support of the  UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Secretariat's One UN Climate  Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn). The REDD+ Academy was designed to  support the efforts of developing countries to gain the knowledge and capacities  needed to deliver REDD+ at the scale required to match the global climate change  mitigation challenge. It was first organized as a live, regional learning forum  in Asia-Pacific, and was then expanded to the Africa and Latin America and the  Caribbean regions. The Learning Journals lead learners across the landscape of  REDD+, from the carbon cycle and drivers of deforestation to approaches to  finance and stakeholder engagement. They also explore technical issues, such as  the establishment of national forest monitoring systems and processes to address  REDD+ safeguards.

In a video statement launching the REDD+ Academy e-course, UN Environment  Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner called the e-course a  "state-of-the-art overview of REDD+ planning and implementation, which has been  developed by some of the world's leading REDD+ experts."