Given the high level of interest and support for REDD, the pace and number of readiness projects and initiatives has been increasing at an encouraging rate. This document provides a snapshot view of readiness activities around the world. The information in this overview is a compilation of materials from governments, NGOs, and civil society organisations participating in REDD readiness activities. The document provides a look at what steps are being taken towards the goal of reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through forest conservation, avoidance of forest degradation, and improvement of forest management practices. The document presents a total of 19 projects giving their status, country, location, size, emissions reduction, project activities, co-benefits, partners and description of the project.