A new report entitled ‘Supporting planning for multiple benefits from REDD+ in Uganda:  exploring synergies with the Aichi Biodiversity Targets’ authored by Elina Väänänen, Lisen Runsten, Simon Blyth, Xavier Mugumya,  Margaret Mwebesa, and Rebecca Mant is available here.  While REDD+ activities have the potential to provide multiple social and environmental benefits, there is also a need to avoid social and environmental risks.This report examines steps in the REDD+ planning process that can support the delivery of multiple benefits in Uganda. It discusses the importance of identifying potential benefits and risks in designing REDD+ interventions and country approaches to safeguards. It also highlights the potential for synergies between REDD+, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the National Biodiversity Action Plan. Using example maps for Uganda, the report illustrates how spatial analysis can support REDD+ planning. 

The report has been produced under the REDD-PAC project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. It was produced by UNEP-WCMC, together with the Ministry of Water and Environment and the National Forestry Authority of the Republic of Uganda.

For more information please contact: Elina Väänänen <>