Field Dialogue on REDD Readiness in Ecuador Background Paper

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This paper offers basic information regarding the framework required to develop and
implement activities for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
(REDD) in Ecuador. It was prepared as a guideline for the participants in the “Fourth
REDD Readiness Dialogue”, to be held on June 15 to 18 in the provinces of Orellana and
Napo, Ecuador, as part of the dialogues promoted by The Forest Dialogue (El Diálogo
Forestal). Most of the data was gathered from secondary sources, while those relating to
the process of preparing to implement REDD activities were generated and facilitated by
the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, which is responsible for that process in this
country.