Forests & REDD

GEF Endorses Projects on Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters and POPs [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave a final green light to a series of full-sized projects during the month of November, which allows their final approval by implementing agencies to commence activities, including on: biodiversity conservation in Venezuela, Lao PDR and Ecuador; climate change in Chile; and removal of HCFCs in the Russian Federation.

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UNDP Supports Bangladesh's Mangrove Planting Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to plant mangroves along the southern delta's coastline, as a protection against sea level rise and the increased impacts of storms caused by climate change.

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ICRAF Releases Paper on Biodiesel in the Amazon [viewed]

November 2010: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a working paper titled "Biodiesel in the Amazon," which addresses the approaches taken by Brazilian Federal and state governments to consider the social and environmental sustainability of soybean and palm oil production in the Amazon.

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UNDP Cyprus Reports on Sustainability Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cyprus office has reported on the implementation of sustainability in its programmes and day-to-day operations.

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FAO Launches Policy for Engaging with Indigenous Communities [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has developed a guidance document titled "FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples," aimed to guide systematic and responsible engagement with indigenous peoples and their organizations.

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FAO Releases Regional Studies on Forests and Climate Change [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released two working papers based on regional studies on forests and climate change.

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FAO MICCA Project Produces Analysis of AFOLU Database [viewed]

November 2010: The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Project (MICCA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a paper titled "Agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU) mitigation project database: an assessment of the current status of land-based sectors in the carbon markets."

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CIFOR Releases Studies and Briefs on REDD+ Ahead of Cancun [viewed]

November 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has produced a selection of studies and guidebooks related to country specific analyses and methods for REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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FAO Releases Publications on Woodfuels and Mitigation [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released two publications that examine the potential of woodfuel for mitigating climate change, including country case studies.

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UNECE, FAO Launch Wood Energy Enquiry [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Forestry and Timber Section of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a Wood Energy Enquiry for the UNECE region for the reference year 2009, in order to better understand the role of wood energy within the region by promoting cross-sectoral communication and cooperation between the energy and forestry sectors in the member States.

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