REDD+ Business Initiative

Welcome to the website of the REDD + Business Initiative. REDD+ is an international program to tackle tropical deforestation. Do you want to know how it works? Watch the animation on the right!

REDD+ Business Initiative

The REDD+ Business Initiative aims to preserve biodiversity by tackling deforestation and thereby reduce CO-2 emissions and strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities in developing countries. With its practical approach, Dutch companies actively participate in tackling climate change.


REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) is a program developed under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in which developing countries are rewarded financially for any emissions reductions achieved by reducing deforestation and forest degradation.


More than 50% of all animal and plant species are found in tropical rainforests. So, halting deforestation is crucial for saving global biodiversity.

CO-2 emission reduction

Forests store carbon and if they are cut, this carbon is released. This is a major cause of climate change. Stopping deforestation is about the same as stopping emissions from all traffic on earth.

Local people

About 500 million of the poorest people in the world depent on tropical forests fort heir livelihoods. REDD+ projects aim at improving agroculture in the vicinity of forests in order to improve the economic circumstances for the local communities and to release the pressure on the forest.