I need some assistance with these assignment. the redd+ program Thank you in advance for the help! The REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and + refers to conservation and enhancement of carbon stocks) program has been created to reduce carbon emissions from forest lands and to contribute towards sustainable management of the forest ecosystems. Carbon emissions resulting from degradation of forest lands and deforestation carried out for agricultural purposes, infrastructure development, and creation of pasture lands and emissions resulting from forest fires, all contribute about 20% greenhouse gas emissions. It has been well documented that such emissions will have a major impact on the global average temperature. Concrete steps need to be taken to stabilize the average temperature within two degrees Celsius and the REDD program has been created with this vision. Through the program developing countries are provided results-based incentives and support for capacity building to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and implement strategies to conserve the natural ecosystems and more specifically the forest carbon stocks as these have the potential to reduce climatic changes (http://www.un-redd.org. The UN-REDD Programme, n.d. Vhugen, Aguilar & Miner, 2012). In order to further assist developing countries to reduce forest carbon emissions a collaborative program with the UN was launched in the year 2008. The program was initiated with nine pilot countries from 3 continents: Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia from Africa. Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam from Asia-Pacific. Bolivia, Panama, and Paraguay from Latin America and the Caribbean. This program now supports operations in 44 partner countries in designing and implementing the REDD program. Additionally, it also helps the participating counties to develop strategies, monitor the system effectively, and provide methods, data, and tools for the implementation of the program. The program is implemented country-wise and with the feedback given by other countries, it supports the conservation of forest lands and reduces deforestation. There has been a gradual rise in the funding for the program as more countries have expressed interest in the program.