Currently, Costa Rica is leading the development of the REDD+ Strategy thanks to its expertise on initiatives addressed to halt deforestation and forest degradation.
The development of the REDD+ strategy is organized in 3 phases: Preparation of the 2010 Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), development of the 2010-2014 REDD+ Strategy, and its implementation to be held from 2015 until 2020.
Costa Rica aims to achieve the reductions of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through the following eight strategic actions:
During a national workshop, in which small forest and agroforestry producers, timber producers, indigenous territories, and representatives of government, academia and civil society participated, 4 major risks were identified for the strategic actions described above, which will be addressed as opportunities to improve:
By implementing REDD+ Strategy it is expected that emission reductions will be achieved in private and indigenous lands by promoting the regeneration of forests and forest plantations, carbon sequestration in wood products and avoided deforestation in young and mature forests in 341, 946 hectares.