Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries. REDD was discussed for the first time within the UNFCCC at COP11 in 2005 following a request made by Costa Rica and Papua New Guinea, on behalf of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (see also CfRN). They submitted the document "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: Approaches to Stimulate Action", with a request to create an agenda item, in order to discuss considering reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in natural forests as a mitigation measure. The request was entered as agenda item 6 with the same name as the submitted document. Since then the scope has expanded from reducing emissions from deforestation (RED) to including forest degradation (REDD), andthree additional ‘plus’ elements (REDD+) (see also REDD+).