Reducing Emissions from deforestation and Forests degradation REDD program is an effort to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and promote forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
The enhanced REDD program in developing countries is an international mechanism that provides an incentive for developing countries to protect, manage and use forest resources consciously to contribute to the global fight against climate change .
Sudan as a member of the Forests Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Readiness fund, is currently aiming to achieve the FCPF’ milestone of REDD Readiness Preparation which enable Sudan to effectively pilot performance-based payment system for REDD+ activities , with a new ensuring equitable benefit sharing and promoting future large scale positive incentive .
Sudan has received US$ 3,8 million grant from the FCPF being administered by the World Bank to implement the Readiness program of activities and include support to the REDD. The duration of the projected funded by FCPC was three years began in 2015 up to 2018.
On Thursday 12th April 2018, was the launching of additional financing of Sudan’ REDD +Readiness phase, the grant was US$5 million, at Grand Holiday Villa in Khartoum. It aims to scale up the development effectiveness of the project in support to complete all REDD+ readiness components filling capacity gaps including development of national reference emission level REL for sustainable agriculture and proposal development for a series of potentials REDD+ pilot program. This additional funding grant is expected to be closed by December 2019.
The event was attended by top officials, agriculture, forests experts, universities and faculties representatives. Dr. Adama Coulibaly, the World Bank country manager addressed the occasion describing REDD program as successful and supportive for forests use and management. He conveyed his grateful and thanks to the ministry of agriculture, National Corporation for forests NCF for the successful step in implementing REDD program in Sudan.
Meanwhile Ms. Dora Cudjoe , Senior Environmental specialist , at the World Bank Group ; Environment and Natural resources , the world bank task team leader pointed to the launching of the additional financing of US$ 5 million to support the national forest assessments from the starting point of readiness . She considered this additional financing be the beginning for more work in this regard.