REDD+ Business Initiative

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REDD+ Business Initiative: the power of Coalition!

The companies united in the REDD+ Business Initiatiative (RBI) aim to support the further development of the UN’s REDD+ mechanism as referred to in Article 5 of the Paris Agreement. As a coalition of frontrunners we show other companies and governments (both national and EU) how the private sector can contribute to reducing tropical deforestation at scale via REDD+. In the belief that working together we can do so much more.

Since 2013 RBIs members have purchased a total of 16,1 million tons of CO2 from REDD+ projects. This helps the members to quickly achieve their emission reduction targets, like reaching carbon neutrality. With biodiversity conservation and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals as important co-benefits. The companies use their purchases for the compensation of their unavoidable emissions on top of their efforts for internal emission reduction, not instead of it.

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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.

CO2 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.


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