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In Costa Rica, progress has been made on understanding the potential of four sets of actions from the National REDD+ Strategy to deliver multiple benefits, while taking account of potential risks. As part of UN-REDD Programme Targeted Support in Costa Rica, counterparts from UNEP-WCMC, FONAFIFO (the National Forestry Financing Fund), Costa Rica’s REDD+ Secretariat, and the UNEP Targeted Support team participated in a series of working sessions in San José from 5-9 September 2016. The team reviewed preliminary spatial analyses of the multiple benefits and potential risks of four sets of actions from Costa Rica’s National REDD+ Strategy.

Discussions and a capacity-building session were held on the identification and development of indicators to track the provision of prioritized benefits from the implementation of REDD+ in the country. A further capacity-building session on the identification of benefits and risks of REDD+ actions, and on how spatial information on multiple benefits can be used to identify priority areas for REDD+ implementation, was also held. Field visits to four sites that are part of Costa Rica’s national programme of payment for ecosystem services in Sarapiquí, Heredia were also carried out, enabling the teams to gain further insight into forest conservation, agroforestry and restoration practices in the country. 

(Above) Participants of capacity-building workshop on the role of spatial analysis to support REDD+ implementation

(Below) Agroforestry area which is currently part of the Payment for Ecosystems Services Programme in Costa Rica

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Materials on this topic from many partner countries are available at the UN-REDD Programme Multiple Benefits Country Resources Hub.


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