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REDD Early Movers (REM) Programme

The REDD Early Movers (REM) programme was established in 2011 and officially launched at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This innovative initiative from German Official Development Assistance (ODA) rewards pioneers of forest protection and climate change mitigation. The programme targets countries or regions that have already taken measures to protect forests. It provides performance-based payments for verified emission reductions from deforestation prevention, thereby managing REDD+ in line with the decisions agreed to in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). So far, the REM programme has been implemented in three countries: in the Brazilian states of Acre and Mato Grosso, in Colombia and in Ecuador.

Operation Tolerância Zero in Mato Grosso

Operation Tolerância Zero against illegal logging in Amazonia.

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Planting Cacao in Colombia

This is the story of Don Albino, a cacao farmer.

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Reborn from the ashes

Diego Duque’s farm for sustainable tourism.

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Guarango Cultivation in Ecuador

Towards a new local bioeconomy.

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Rubber subsidy in Acre

How a rubber subsidy in Brazil is helping to protect the Amazon rainforest.

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Traditional knowledge of Indigenous women saves forests

Strengthening the political agency of Indigenous peoples.

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From coca to cocoa

Farmers choose peace and forest conservation

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Brazil nuts instead of livestock

The REM programme is supporting a local association in Mato Grosso in expanding Brazil nut production.

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