Gender Equality within the REDD and REDD+ Framework
This document explains why forests are important, what REDD and REDD+ are, and how gender equality is relevant to these projects. Land cover change is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. REDD+ prioritizes conservation, sustainable management, the enhancement of forest carbon stocks, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Gender is important to consider in these projects because of the different roles that men and women often have with respect to caring for and utilizing forest resources.