Forests & REDD

ASEAN Focuses on Socioeconomic Aspects of Sustainable Forest Management
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20 January 2011: As reported in the Bulletin of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for January 2011, ASEAN officials met on 19 January 2011 to discuss the integration of socioeconomic aspects in sustainable forest management, as part of the implementation of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change.

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ASB Releases Policy Brief on Stewardship Agreements for REDD in Indonesia [viewed]

January 2011: The ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins has released a policy brief that describes efforts to reduce conflicts over who controls forests and forest margins.

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UN/ISDR Encourages Campaign Cities to Nominate Candidates for Sasakawa Award [viewed]

17 January 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) is urging all campaign cities and partners to submit a nomination for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sasakawa award to highlight good practices and achievements towards achieving the "ten essentials" for making cities resilient.  

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FAO Releases Paper on Forests and Climate Change in the Near East [viewed]

January 2011:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Working Paper on forests and climate change in the Near East region.

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Event: Joint Session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission [viewed]

The Action Plan on the Role of the Forest Sector in a Green Economy is intended to provide policymakers with ideas for ways and means of improving and promoting the forest sector's contribution to a green economy. It could be presented to UNCSD as a practical contribution to greener economies in the ECE region.  

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CCAFS Releases Report and Policy Brief on Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture [viewed]

January 2011: The Challenge Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a report and associated policy brief, both titled "Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture."

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Event: Fifth Latin American Forestry Congress (CONFLAT V) [viewed]

The fifth Latin American Forestry Congress, co-sponsored by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Peru's La Molina National Agrarian University and Peru's National Forestry Chamber, will discuss: forests and climate change; degraded areas and reforestation; forest governance in Latin America; advances in forestry zoning in tropical forests; and the international market, value-added and environmental services of forests.  

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Releases Publication on REDD+ Lessons [viewed]

December 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, has released a working paper titled "Harvesting Knowledge on REDD+: Early Lessons from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Initiative and Beyond," which highlights the importance of financial incentives and solid governance institutions.

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BioCarbon Fund Releases Brochure on Afforestation/Reforestation Lessons [viewed]

December 2010: The World Bank has released a brochure titled "The BioCarbon Fund Experience: Insights from Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects," which provides a snapshot of a report on the topic to be released in early 2011.

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Event: Agriculture and Climate Change Roundtable on Reconciling REDD+ and Agriculture [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and EcoAgriculture Partners will be holding discussions on climate change and agriculture. The roundtable will include presentations on the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) report: "Lessons from REDD+ for Agriculture." CCAFS is a programme of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR).  

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