ARLINGTON, VA — January 14, 2022 — The Secretariat of the Architecture
for REDD+ Transactions (ART) is pleased to announce the approval of the
TREES Concept for the Democratic Republic of the Congo's jurisdictional
REDD+ program. The TREES Concept documents are posted publicly on the
ART Registry. The total number of jurisdictions listed with ART is now twelve.

The approval of the TREES Concept is the first step to register a jurisdictional
REDD+ program under ART. Once TREES Registration documents have been
submitted and the results independently verified by an accredited verification
body, the ART Board may approve the issuance of serialized TREES credits to
the participating jurisdiction.