Fundamentals on REDD+

This course is one of two courses offered by the REDD+ Academy. It provides the basis for a good understanding of REDD+ principles. The second course, “Advancing on REDD+,” provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.

Estimated effort: 12 hours total for all course requirements
Course type: Self-paced e-learning module
Languages: English

 

The United Nations REDD Programme (UN-REDD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNITAR are excited to offer you a self-paced course on the Fundamentals on REDD+.

This course is one of two courses offered by the REDD+ Academy. It provides the basis for a good understanding of REDD+ principles. The second course, “Advancing on REDD+,” provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.

Both courses are aimed at REDD+ decision-makers in economic and policy areas, in sectors such as agriculture, energy, mining, finance and development planning. Other REDD+ stakeholders, such as civil society and academia, will also find useful information in these courses.

Learning Objectives

By the time this course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role of deforestation and forest degradation in the process of climate change
  • Define REDD+ aspects in the context of the UNFCCC
  • Explain the importance of analysing and prioritizing direct and indirect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation
  • Explain the relationship between policies and measures (PAMs) and the five REDD+ activities
  • Describe the process of developing a National REDD+ Strategy or Action Plan
  • Identify a variety of perceptions of REDD+ finance in each of the three REDD+ phases

Course topics

The course on Fundamentals on REDD+ is structured around six modules. Lessons 1-3 present a general introduction to REDD+. Lessons 4-6 present various REDD+ elements which are required under the UNFCCC, and explain how to prepare and implement REDD+ at the national level.

  • Lesson 1: Climate Change and the Role of Forests
  • Lesson 2: Understanding REDD+ and the UNFCCC
  • Lesson 3: Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • Lesson 4: Policies and Measures for REDD+ Implementation
  • Lesson 5: National Strategies and Action Plans
  • Lesson 6: REDD+ Finance

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:

  • Complete six online lessons
  • Pass six quizzes
  • Complete the course survey

Certificates of completion

In order for our site to issue the certificate, all the activities must be marked with green checkmarks. Once each activity in your course room contains a green checkmark, the certificate will be automatically generated and will become available for download in PDF format directly from this page.


If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Learning for Nature team at [email protected].

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Course Includes

  • 7 Modules
  • 18 Activities
  • 6 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate
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Angel Gonzalez

I completed this course but I cannot find the certificate available. Looks like there still are not button above the course conten table.

Simon Pierre Merlin GWET

Excellent course. Thank you

ROEUN Bros

I have just completed the course, but it seems no certificate available. Does any body know how to download the certificate?

Last edited 14 days ago by ROEUN Bros
Learning for Nature

Dear Roeun,

Congratulations for completing the course. You will find the “Download your certificate” button right above the course content table. Please let us know if you still can’t find the button.

Cheers!

ROEUN Bros

I got it now, thank you so much!

Katerine Acevedo Serrano

How can I get my certificate?

I finished the courses five days ago and they are not yet available

Learning for Nature

Dear Katerine,

Congratulations for completing the course. You will find the “Download your certificate” button right above the course content table. Please let us know if you still can’t find the button.

Cheers!

David Aguilar

Can someone help me on how I download the certificate?

Rachael Phillips

Hi @David Aguilar , thank you for reaching out to us for this. You can download your certificate from the course home page, click the button “download your certificate”. It will be located at the beginning of the course content.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rachael Phillips
Lamarane Barry

Bonjour à tous
Je viens de compléter le cours “Fundamentals of REDD+”. Où puis je télécharger mon certificat?

Rachael Phillips

Hello @Lamarane Barry , thank you for reaching out to us. You can download your certificate from the course home page, click the button “download your certificate”. It will be located at the beginning of the course content.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rachael Phillips