Democratic Republic of the Congo

REDD+ at the heart of the development path of a country endowed
with the second largest forest in the world

 

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At a Glance

 

In 2012, the DRC adopted its National REDD+ Framework Strategy, aiming to stabilize forest cover to 63.5% from 2030, and maintain it thereafter.  The 2015-2020 DRC REDD+ Investment Plan stems directly from this Framework Strategy, and fully complies with its strategic guidelines and essence.

 

Addressing all direct and underlying drivers (agriculture, wood energy, forestry, mining and oil, infrastructure, land use planning, land tenure, demography, and governance), the REDD+ Investment plan includes sectoral approaches and integrated programs.

 

The REDD+ Investment Plan was formally adopted by the Government of the DRC and presented to the CAFI Executive Board in December 2015. It formed the basis of the Letter of Intent with CAFI in April 2016, which, with the accompanying capitalization of the DRC's REDD+ National Fund, marked the start of the programming phase for implementing the Investment plan.  

 

To date the Steering Committee of the National REDD+ Fund has approved eight programmes, totalling US$ 91 millions in approved funding since CAFI's capitalisation of the REDD+ National Fund. Of these, US$ 60 millions are part of a first, unconditional tranche while the remaining US$ 31 millions are conditionned to programme performance and the evaluation of the milestones of the Letter of Intent. 

 

Key Documents

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DRC REDD+ Investment Plan (French)

for the 2015-2020 period

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Letter of Intent between CAFI and the DRC

April 2016

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DRC National Strategy Summary

2012

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CAFI Executive Board decisions related to DRC


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DRC programs

19 May 2017

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Green Climate Fund

15 May 2017

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Second batch of DRC programs

7 February 2017

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International Support to FONAREDD Secretariat

16 January 2017

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First batch of DRC programs

18 October 2016

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Fund allocation to DRC

22 April 2016

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Next steps with DRC

7 December 2015

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