The Lima REDD+ Information Hub, established under the UNFCCC REDD+ Web Platform by decision 9/CP.19, aims to increase transparency on REDD+ actions, on the corresponding payments, as well as on the information related to the requirements to obtain and receive results-based finance. Once all the documentation and requirements regarding REDD+ are fulfilled by the developing country, these will be published by the Secretariat, along with the respective assessment reports, in the Lima REDD+ Information Hub.
The Lima REDD+ Information Hub should contain:
a) The results for each relevant period expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and a link to the technical report referred to in decision 14/CP.19, paragraph 14;
b) The assessed forest reference emission level(s) and/or forest reference level(s) expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and a link to the final report of the technical assessment team referred to in decision 13/CP.19, paragraph 18;
c) The summary of information on how all of the safeguards referred to in decision 1/CP.16, appendix I, are being addressed and respected, as referred to in decisions 12/CP.19 and 12/CP.17, chapter I;
d) A link to the national strategy or action plan as referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 71(a), as appropriate;
e) Information on the national forest monitoring system, as provided in the technical annex referred to in decision 14/CP.19.
By compiling all the relevant documentation related to REDD+ results-based payments requirements this tool provides developing countries with the opportunity to showcase their results to potential donors, with due international recognition. This platform mitigates the risk of double counting of results and of payments made for these results. It can also serve as a tool to enhance the sharing of information to improve the coordination of actions.