Efforts related to REDD+ in Bolivia are a component of the overall national strategy on forests and climate change. A UN-REDD Programme mission to Bolivia in 2010 identified a widespread enthusiasm for incorporating consideration of the ecosystem-derived multiple benefits of REDD+ into decision making.
During the mission, a number of stakeholders identified the need for an overview of existing datasets on biodiversity, ecosystem services and other factors for Bolivia. They felt that such an overview of clarifying what data exist and are held by whom could enhance collaboration and reduce the potential for duplicating effort. A metadata directory has been collated to address this need (see metadatabase). Access to this type of metadata is a first essential step to providing appropriate information to support decision making.
The collaboration with Bolivia under the UN-REDD Programme continues and options to take this work further are being explored.