Developing national REDD-plus systems: progress challenges and ways forward

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is monitoring the development of national REDD-plus systems in selected countries. This report provides a description and review of national REDD-plus readiness challenges, activities, and progress in Indonesia and Viet Nam, two countries that offer important contrasts for analytical inquiry with respect to forest resources, forest management, and drivers of deforestation and degradation. The studies cover the development of national REDD+ strategies, organisations and institutions, reference emissions levels, national forest carbon accounting systems, and benefit sharing.