Forests & REDD

IFPRI Releases Paper on Climate Risk Management in Africa [viewed]

October 2011: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a paper exploring the adaptation benefits of sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices at the local and landscape levels based on case studies in Kenya, Uganda, Niger and Nigeria.

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Event: 27th Meeting of the Forestry Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (COFLAC 27) [viewed]

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) regional forestry commission serving Latin America and the Caribbean will hold its biennial meeting to review and coordinate the application of forestry policies in the region and exchange information among officials from LAC countries responsible for the sector. COFLAC 27 is to focus on the sustainable management of forests, and forests and climate change.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Romania's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Romania (FCCC/TAR/2011/ROU). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Romania has calculated its FMRL on a transparent basis, adequate for consideration by the Conference of the Parties (COP).

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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's Forest Management Reference Level Report [viewed]

20 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FMRL) submission of Croatia (FCCC/TAR/2011/HRV). The Expert Review Team (ERT) noted that Croatia has adopted a business as usual method for constructing its FMRL for the period 2010 to 2020.

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CDM Biogas Project in Nepal Awarded CERs [viewed]

World Bank13 October 2011: The World Bank's Nepal Biogas Program has successfully generated 92,000 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from biogas projects, with added benefits in terms of social development and health.

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South American Officials Stress Role of Forests in Combating Climate Change [viewed]

6 October 2011: Directors and high-level officials of the forests services of South American countries have agreed on the need for common and regional approaches to the challenges facing the continent's forests, in particular climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on REDD+ Methodological Guidance [viewed]

19 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published views (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7) on methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

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UN-REDD Calls for Comments on Draft Social and Environmental Criteria [viewed]

17 October 2011: The UN-REDD Programme has opened for public consultation on its draft social and environmental principles and criteria. The consultation is open until 31 December 2011.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on New Zealand's Forest Management Reference Level [viewed]

UNFCCC18 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/TAR/2011/NZL) of the technical assessment of the forest management reference level (FRML) of New Zealand submitted in 2011. The Expert Review Team (ERT) has found New Zealand's FRML submission and supporting material informative and transparent.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights UNECE's Role in Tackling Global Challenges [viewed]

UNECE18 October 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to continue tackling the world's most looming issues and work together to ensure the prosperity of future generations, when addressing for the first time the UNECE Executive Committee.

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