Forests & REDD

Event: FAO Expert Meeting on Land Tenure Issues and Requirements for Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Forestry and Agriculture [viewed]

This UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert meeting is organized by the UN-REDD programme, the MICCA (Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture) project and the Land Tenure team developing the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.  

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Reports of October 2010 Meetings of the CDM Panel and Working Groups Released [viewed]

9 November 2010: The reports from the October meetings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group, Small-Scale Working Group and Methodologies Panel are now available on the CDM website.

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Event: Workshop: “Opportunities and threats of REDD+ – Why we need an active anti-corruption community?" [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and GTZ at the occasion of the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference. Participants will discuss the opportunities and threats in REDD+, considering that a substantial amount of financial resources – about US$15-30 billion – are expected to be invested in climate mitigation. The workshop will focus on what needs to be done and who can do what to integrate preventive anti-corruption measures into REDD+ development and implementation. This workshop will be moderated by UNDP Environment and Energy Group Director Veerle Vandeweerd.  

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CIFOR Organizes MRV Workshop in Indonesia [viewed]

3 November 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) organized a workshop on establishing a measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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EU, Mexico Discuss Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

28 October 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Committee between the EU and Mexico – a mechanism established under the Mexico-EU Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement – was held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 27-28 October 2010, addressing, among other issues, preparations for the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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Event: Webinar on Biodiversity Benefits of REDD [viewed]

This webinar will address latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be held in English, at 10:00 am Montreal time, and run 90 minutes. Participants need to register at: redd@cbd.int by 12 November 2010. The webinar will be held at: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/webinar/  

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Guest Article #50: The Accomplishments of the REDD+ Partnership: A Solid Foundation [viewed]

The overarching objective of the REDD+ Partnership is monumental. As partners, we seek to slow, stop and reverse one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and losses of biodiversity in the history of mankind! Thoughtfully designed, REDD+ can fulfill international objectives related to climate change, conservation, biodiversity preservation, sustainable livelihoods, and the REDD+ Partnership can be instrumental toward achieving these goals.

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FCPF, FIP and UN-REDD to Streamline REDD+ Action [viewed]

6 November 2010: The governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Program (FIP) met in Washington DC, US, on 6 November, to discuss collaborative approaches for the three initiatives in implementing 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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UN-REDD Policy Board Approves Funding for Five New Countries [viewed]

5 November 2010: The fifth UN-REDD Policy Board meeting, which took place in Washington DC, US, from 4-5 November 2010, approved US$15.2 million for five new countries, and confirmed or pledged funds of US$7.4 million.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Receives New Pledges [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, recently held its Participants Assembly meeting, during which donor countries committed over US$100 million in new pledges.

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