ARLINGTON, VA — August 11, 2021 — The Secretariat of the Architecture for REDD+
Transactions (ART) is pleased to announce the approval of TREES Concepts for jurisdictional
REDD+ programs in Ghana and Vietnam. The documents are posted publicly on the ART
Registry. The total number of jurisdictions listed with ART is now seven.

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.