This information is related to phase one of the Green Development Fund for the SICA region programme, completed in 2017

Program Structure

The REDD + Landscape / CCAD-GIZ Program is structured through three specific action activities, which are:

Iniciativa de restauracion


The REDD + Landscape / CCAD-GIZ Program has the objective of landscape restoration of forest resources with the focus of REDD + in Central America.

This approach is expected to improve environmental services in the intervention area, in turn contribute to the design of new forms of land use for agriculture and forest management.

Unlike other work approaches that are in charge of establishing technical platforms and complex methodologies for its realization, the restoration of landscapes fulfills its objective with actions on the field.

In this way, emissions are reduced not only to avoid deforestation but also to accumulate carbon. Through restoration actions, the program will re-establish the different ecosystemic functions of forests, so that they become more resilient and favor the adaptation of local communities, while reducing the impact of natural disasters caused by climate change.

Mecanismos de compensacion

The REDD + Landscape / CCAD-GIZ Program aims to create conditions for the emergence and development of compensation mechanisms for the services provided by ecosystems.

The compensation mechanism must be understood as an element that promotes or facilitates the systematic generation of projects capable of counteracting a negative impact on nature, either in the economic order or in kind.

For this reason, a compensation mechanism under the landscape approach should allow users to obtain and improve their income for better agricultural and forest management, favoring the strengthening of local livelihoods, while improving quality. and quantity of ecosystem services, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and increases carbon stocks.



The REDD + Landscape / CCAD-GIZ Program aims to determine the historical development of various types of land use, especially agriculture and forestry; and future trends regarding the possibility of capturing CO2.

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification allows identifying if the restoration actions that were designed in conjunction with the land users. They effectively generate robust and reliable reductions in greenhouse gases while also generating positive net benefits to local communities and biodiversity. & Nbsp; Likewise, the MRV provides a basis for evaluating the social and environmental impacts of climate change initiatives. restoration, while in turn allowing, carbon accounting with verification and recording of reductions or removals of greenhouse gas emissions.

This gives investors the ability to select landscape restoration initiatives with added benefits, while also filtering projects with unacceptable environmental and social impacts.