Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism (FGRM) (September 2016)

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a global climate change effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests, encouraging creation of policy approaches and positive incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. REDD+ goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation, and includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Uganda has developed a national REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan tackling drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. As part of the preparations to implement the strategy, the Government of Uganda developed a Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism (FGRM) to guide action responding to any conflicts or grievances arising out of REDD+ Strategy implementation.