The purpose of the IGES REDD+ Online database is to make information on REDD+ negotiations, readiness activities and projects available in a succinct manner for discussion, learning and analysis. The REDD+ Online Database provides National REDD+ System Reviews, REDD+ Project Profiles, a REDD+ Project Matrix and International REDD+ Event Briefs. The Project Profiles are constructed from material provided by the proponents, and key elements are presented in the REDD+ Project Matrix for easy look up and comparison. The International REDD+ Event Briefs cover key events related to the establishment of a global REDD+ mechanism from June 2011. The database will be periodically extended and updated, and IGES welcomes information that is provided for this purpose.