Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TFG Launches US REDD Finance Database in Durban, South Africa

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011

Today, the Tropical Forest Group launched the US REDD+ Finance Database from COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. The database contains over 800 discrete statements by US agencies on bilateral REDD finance or quantitative impacts on forest conservation, reforestation, enforcement, firebreaks and other impacts directly measurable or verifiable.

The publically available online database can be found at
www.usreddfinance.org. TFG is encouraging people to use and comment on the database in order to help improve transparency around US government REDD finance, and to monitor how the US government is meeting its Fast Start Finance pledges. TFG also hopes this database could serve as an example of a “proto-registry” for REDD finance and impacts.

Comments on the database and the information therein are welcome and should be directed to: reddfinance@tropicalforestgroup.org

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