The Norway International Climate and Forest Initiative has committed up to $500 million a year to support efforts that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The real-time evaluation commissioned by the Evaluation Department of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) will assess progress and provide advice to assist in the achievement of the following objectives: (i) the inclusion of REDD in a new international climate regime; (ii) early action to achieve cost-effective and verifiable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; and (ii) the conservation of natural forests to maintain their carbon storage capacity. Ecometrica are working in partnership with LTS International, Indufor, and the Chr. Michelsen Institute on the evaluation.

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