World Rainforest Movement

No REDD!! Open Letter to Members of the Green Climate Fund Board

At its 24th meeting from 12 to 14 November 2019, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will have to decide on a number of funding requests related to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), the controversial approach that has dominated international forest climate policy for more than a decade.

Members of the Board must reject these requests for REDD+ funding. In particular, they must refrain from approving the outright climate-damaging IFC funding request for subsidizing a carbon market for private sector REDD+ project credits for which there is neither demand nor justification.