ARLINGTON, VA — January 31, 2023 — The Secretariat of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) is pleased to announce the approval of the TREES Concept for Uganda'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 seventeen.

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.