WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 18, 2021 — As businesses strive to achieve a carbon neutral footprint and demand for carbon offsets increases, developing countries are seeking new ways to finance efforts that reduce emissions, including from forest land use. The Offset National Emissions through Sustainable Landscapes (ONE-SL) project, funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Winrock International, aims to develop enhanced understanding and capacity for successful implementation of nested jurisdictional Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs among countries, project developers and commercial industry offset purchasers.
ONE-SL supports countries to scale project-level REDD+ into jurisdictional REDD+ programs with the capacity to yield high-quality offsets attracting private-sector commitment. ONE-SL will provide technical support and tools to countries, project developers and private-sector entities to support jurisdictional REDD+ programs that yield high-quality offsets.
“The ONE-SL project is the crucial next step for REDD+, a much-needed capacity-building program for countries that are eager to advance their efforts to the jurisdictional level and attract reliable private sector finance,” says Katie Goslee, ONE-SL project director. “It represents a paradigm shift and the future of REDD+ implementation.”
ONE-SL will identify country-level emission mitigation results that exceed internationally agreed-upon national targets, produce marketable carbon offsets for commercial actors, and achieve important economic benefits for developing countries and environmental benefits within and beyond country borders.
ONE-SL is a three-year pilot effort that can be scaled up and replicated in other countries. Winrock is implementing ONE-SL with support from partners Wildlife Conservation Society, Climate Law and Policy, and Nature Climate Solutions.
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