REDD+ projects are invariably complex. There is a need to extract and present the knowledge and lessons that are being generated by them in a systematic and accessible manner. The IGES publication REDD+ Projects: Snapshots of selected REDD+ project designs aims to contribute to meeting this need. This report aims to present a succinct overview of selected REDD+ project designs to provide an understanding of their key design elements and to enable comparison between them. The review covers eight projects using a “snapshot” descriptive template that covers key issues for REDD+ projects aiming to generate carbon offsets without adversely affecting the well-being of local communities and biodiversity.