Forests & REDD

FAO's State of the World's Forests 2012 Highlights Forests' Contribution to Development Goals [viewed]

FAO19 June 2012: The State of the World's Forests 2012 (SOFO 2012), published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), argues that forests should be placed at the heart of a green economy. The report was launched at a side event organized by FAO, and its partners, Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa) and the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), held during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Slovakia's Annual Inventory [viewed]

18 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Slovakia (FCCC/ASR/2012/SVK).

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FAO, RECOFTC Booklet Reflects on Forests and Climate Change after Durban [viewed]

18 June 2012: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC) have published a booklet titled "Forests and Climate Change after Durban: An Asia-Pacific Perspective."

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Focuses on Ecosystem-based Adaptation [viewed]

15 June 20120: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) focused on the theme of Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Four panels addressed: ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation; economic valuation of land (EVL); the Bonn Challenges; and coastal climate change solutions.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Business Day [viewed]

18 June 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) convened for Business Day, bringing together business stakeholders, and high-level speakers from the Rio Conventions and intergovernmental organizations to discuss the role of business in sustainable development, and how the private sector can facilitate the transition to a green economy.

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World Bank, Rio de Janeiro Launch Low Carbon City Development Program [viewed]

World Bank18 June 2012: On the occasion of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the city of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank launched the Low Carbon City Development Program.

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World Day to Combat Desertification Celebrated at Rio+20 [viewed]

17 June 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is marking World Day to Combat Desertification, which is celebrated annually on 17 June, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, just a few days before the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). 

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Monaco's Annual Inventory [viewed]

14 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Monaco (FCCC/ASR/2012/MCO).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Latvia's Annual Inventory [viewed]

14 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Latvia (FCCC/ASR/2012/LVA).

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UNFCCC Publishes Poland's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Poland (FCCC/ARR/2011/POL), which shows that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 32.1 % between 1988 and 2009.

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