Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests, offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. "REDD+" goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation, and includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit, which seeks to match the scale of the global climate change mitigation challenge and enable systematic, focused capacity development to deliver REDD+ on the ground.

UNITAR has provided support to review the pedagogical approach and materials of the Academy and supported the implementation of two of its regional instalments. Furthermore, based on the materials developed, an e-Learning course has been set up, which is available to all people who are interested in the subject, for free.

Find more about the REDD+ e-Academy on the UN CC:e-Learn platform.