Publication

UN-REDD Highlights Key National Legal Issues for REDD+ [viewed]

unredd30 April 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has released a publication, titled ‘Legal Analysis of Cross-cutting Issues for REDD+ Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mexico, Viet Nam and Zambia.' The purpose of the report is to identify key legal issues impacting REDD+ and highlight lessons learned and messages from legal reform and development in the case study countries.

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First Soil Atlas of Africa Underscores Role in Carbon Cycle and Food Security [viewed]

soil-atlas-africa26 April 2013: The first comprehensive assessment of soils across the African continent has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the European Commission, the African Union (AU) and other international partners.

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CIFOR Balances Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation [viewed]

CIFORMarch 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report on great ape conservation and poverty alleviation. The report considers REDD+, tourism, human-wildlife conflict, and great ape biology.

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Experts Discuss the Enhancement of the UNFCCC Review Process [viewed]

UNFCCC2 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the outcome of the 10th Meeting of Inventory Lead Reviewers on the Options to Improve the Cost-effectiveness, Efficiency and Practicality of the review process (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.2). Participants noted that the implementation of the existing review process of national communications and national greenhouse gases (GHG) inventories is resource intensive, and that the newly-established international assessment and review (IAR) process for developed countries, to be launched in early 2014, will impose a substantial increase of work.

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UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Expert Group Releases NAPs Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC28 April 2013: The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) has released the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) technical guidelines, aimed at assisting developing countries in producing their NAPs in a comprehensive and strategic way.

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World Bank Provides Guidance on GHG Emissions Assessments from Reservoirs [viewed]

World BankApril 2013: The World Bank has released a publication, titled "Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes: Interim Technical Note," which aims to update World Bank staff on how to measure GHGs from reservoirs in the context of dam infrastructure projects based on the most recent methodologies.

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on the NAP Process Guidelines [viewed]

UNFCCC3 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of five parties, one intergovernmental organization, and one NGO on experience with the application of the guidelines for the national adaptation plan (NAP) process for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (FCCC/SBI/2013/MISC.2).

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UNFCCC Publishes Addendum to the Budget for 2014-2015 [viewed]

UNFCCC6 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the proposed programme budget for the biennium 2014–2015, which summarizes the work programme for the UNFCCC Secretariat for that period, and outlines the amount of core budget and supplementary resources required to implement its mandates and achieve its expected results (FCCC/SBI/2013/6/Add.1).

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on LULUCF [viewed]

UNFCCC6 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of eight parties and one NGO on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) issues referred to in Decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5-7 (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.8). 

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UNDP Reports on Environment and Sustainable Development Work in 2008-2012 [viewed]

UNDPApril 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Environment and Energy Group (EEG) has released a report, titled ‘Towards Transformational Change: UNDP's Work in Environment and Sustainable Development 2008-2012.' The publication features a collection of stories from around the world in four strategic areas: mainstreaming environment and energy; mobilizing environmental finance; promoting adaptation to climate change; and expanding access to environmental and energy services for the poor.

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