Help unchop a tree is one component of Maya Lin's What is Missing? campaign, which honours the animals, birds and plants which are in danger of becoming extinct. This short film, which was launched last month at the Friends of REDD vip event in Copenhagen, highlights the urgent need to halt the decimation of the worlds rainforests for both climate and biodiversity reasons. Mayas universal message about preventing deforestation and emotional connection to REDD make the video a unifying force among all REDD supporters.

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About the UN-REDD

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was created in 2008 and builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-driven, nationally-led REDD processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD implementation. The Programme also works to build international awareness and consensus about the importance of including REDD mechanisms in the climate change agreement that will replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2013. The UN-REDD Programmes current funding comes from the governments of Norway, Spain and Denmark.

UN-REDD Pilot Countries:
Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zambia

Other UN-REDD Partner Countries:
Argentina, Ecuador, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, and Sudan

About REDD:
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an endeavour to create an incentive for developing forested countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, thus contributing to the global fight against climate change. It rests on the effort to create financial value for the carbon stored in standing forests. In the long terms, payments for verified emission reductions and removals, either market or fund based, provide an incentive for REDD countries to further invest in low-carbon development and a healthier, greener tomorrow.

Support provided by :
Betsy and Jessy Fink Foundation
Louis Bacon, Moore Charitable Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

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