[Prelims Spotlight] Forest Carbon Partnership Facility(FCPF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Name : Forest Carbon Partnership Facility(FCPF)

Objective :  To assist countries in their REDD+ efforts by providing them with financial and technical assistance in building their capacity to benefit from possible future systems of positive incentives for REDD+. To pilot a performance-based payment system for REDD+ activities, with a view to ensuring equitable benefit sharing and promoting future large-scale positive incentives for REDD+. Within the approach to REDD+, to test ways to sustain or enhance livelihoods of local communities and to conserve biodiversity. To disseminate broadly the knowledge gained in the development of the Facility and the implementation of Readiness Preparation Proposals (RPPs) and Emission Reductions Programs (ERPs).

Name : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Objective : To contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms

Members : 195 member states and ten associate members

Headquarters : Paris, France

Year Founded : 1946

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