A two days workshop for ‘Capacity Building of State Forest Departments for Developing State REDD+ Action Plans’ for the forest officers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab was inaugurated by Shri Arun Singh Rawat IFS, Director General, ICFRE and Chief Guest at National Forest Library and Information Centre (NFLIC), FRI Dehradun. During opening remarks, he emphasized that REDD+ is one of the climate change mitigation actions in developing countries relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, with the ‘+’ signifying conservation of forests, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. REDD+ is now widely accepted as a Climate Change mitigation option under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). National REDD+ Strategy will address to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by lowering the rate of deforestation and forest degradation and/or increasing GHG removals from the atmosphere through forest carbon enhancement activities, for example, forest conservation enhancing forest carbon stocks, forest landscape restoration, and improved forest management. ICFRE institutes are organizing such workshops for building the capacity of SFDs for preparation of State REDD+ Action Plans under theCAMPA funded scheme all over the country.