RBI takes action
The REDD+ Business Initiative aims to support the further development of the UN’s REDD+ mechanism as referred to in article 5 of the Paris Agreement. We see REDD+ as the most promising instrument to reduce deforestation in the tropics at scale.
However, formal implementation of REDD+ is slow. Therefore, our members take early action and use the voluntary carbon market to compensate their unavoidable CO2-emissions. In our common flagship project we demonstrate the importance of these offsets. Not just for emission reductions but also for preventing deforestation, preserving biodiversity and empowering local communities.
In order to maximize our impact we focus on informing the private sector and the wider public about the potential of REDD+, on supporting companies in getting involved and on driving governments to acknowledge and support the efforts of companies.