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Nigeria's forests, which currently extend over 9.6 million hectares, have been dwindling rapidly over the past decades. The current deforestation rate is estimated at 3.7%, which is one of the highest in the world. The Federal Government of Nigeria, reinforced by pioneering efforts from Cross River State, started to engage in REDD+ in 2009, and became a partner country of the UN-REDD Programme in February 2010. The Nigeria REDD+ Readiness Programme envisions a two-track approach to achieve REDD+ readiness in Nigeria, based on: (i) the development of institutional and technical capacities at Federal level, and (ii) carrying out intense institutional, strategy-building and demonstration activities in Cross River State.

Visit Nigeria's page on the UN-REDD Programme Collaborative Online Workspace to access key resources and view announcements, events, contacts and more!


UN-REDD in Nigeria

Budget: US$4 million

Timeframe : 2012 – 2014

Partners: Ministry of Environment


Nigeria National Programme Submission Form
English - Français - Español

Nigeria Presentation at 7th Policy Meeting – Berlin October 2011


Daouda Toure
UN Resident Coordinator