Fundamentals on REDD+

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The REDD+ e-Academy comprises two e-courses which aim to ensure the material developed for the REDD+ Academy is accessible to all. The two courses are Fundamentals on REDD+ and Advancing on REDD+. While the first provides the basics for a good understanding of REDD+ principles, the latter provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at national level.


Fundamentals on REDD+ covers the basics of REDD+, from the elements required under the UNFCCC to how to prepare and implement REDD+ at the national level including financial resource available. It is structured into 6 modules, and each module takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete.

All modules include an introductory video lecture, an interactive lesson and a learning journal in PDF format. The modules also include links to other UN resources on REDD+, which provides a gateway to more in-depth and specific information.

The modules have been developed and peer-reviewed by UN-REDD and UN CC:Learn.

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Completion Requirements

There is a quiz at the end of each module. After completing each quiz, with above 70% of passing score, you will receive a badge associated to each module. Once all 6 quizzes are completed, you will receive a certificate of completion from UN-REDD and UNITAR.