Deforestation and forest degradation are of global concern. The idea of REDD+ is to create an incentive for countries to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, and to promote better forest management. This incentive can take the form of direct payments to the countries or can be in exchange of “carbon credits”.

The REDD+ framework was developed and is negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Republic of Suriname adopted the REDD+ framework in 2012 and became a UN-REDD+ Programme Partner Country in the same year.

The UNFCCC distinguishes between three phases of REDD+:

The development of Suriname’s REDD+ Safeguards Information System (SIS) is one of the last steps before Suriname can conclude the REDD+ readiness phase. For further information, please visit


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