Forests & REDD

World Bank Receives Pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

9 October 2010: Norway has pledged US$30 million to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), entrusted to the World Bank, with the aim of supporting Guyana's policies for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and its progress in governance-related indicators.

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ITTO Publishes Article on Greening REDD+ [viewed]

October 2010: The latest issue of Tropical Forest Update, a publication of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), includes an article on tools and measures for ensuring REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) provides biodiversity benefits.

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COFO 2010 Calls for 360 Degree Perspective on Forests [viewed]

8 October 2010: The 20th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010), which convened from 4-8 October 2010, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was dominated by calls for an inter-sectoral approach to address problems facing forests.

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UNEP Holds “Play for the Planet Initiative” [viewed]

8 October 2010: The Children and Youth programme of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organized its annual Play for the Planet Initiative from 8-10 October 2010, with the aim of educating young people about environmental protection.

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UN-REDD Workshop Highlights Community Consent in REDD [viewed]

7 October 2010: The UN-REDD Programme held a consultation workshop with representatives of civil society organizations and indigenous peoples from Latin American and the Caribbean to facilitate the development of guidance on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and recourse mechanisms for national UN-REDD activities.

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Asia-Europe Summit Discusses Climate Change [viewed]

5 October 2010: The eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which convened in Brussels, Belgium, from 4-5 October 2010, discussed climate change among other issues.

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COFO Addresses Impacts of Climate Change on Forests [viewed]

5 October 2010: Delegates to the 20th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), taking place from 4-8 October 2010, in Rome, Italy, discussed agenda items on forest biodiversity, forest fire and health and forests and water, all in the context of climate change.

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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 Launched at COFO [viewed]

4 October 2010: The Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2010, prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was launched on the opening of the 20th session of the FAO Committee of Forestry (COFO). 

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Event: UN-REDD FPIC Workshop [viewed]

This consultation with indigenous peoples' representatives and civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean is convened by the UN-REDD Programme to facilitate the development of guidance on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and recourse mechanisms for national UN-REDD activities.  

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EU Conducting Public Consultation on Agriculture and Forestry [viewed]

September 2010: The EU has launched a public consultation on the role of EU agriculture and forestry in achieving the EU's climate change commitments. The consultation is open from 10 September-5 November 2010.

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