Forests & REDD

World Bank President Visits Mexico, Signs Green Loans [viewed]

22 July 2010: World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick visited Mexico to sign two recently-approved ‘green loans' worth US$800 million and announce new Mexican participation in the Forest Investment Program (FIP).

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FAO/UN-REDD Draft Protocol on Terrestrial Carbon Open for Review [viewed]

21 July 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as part of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme), is developing a project to systematically analyze literature on methods used to measure and assess terrestrial carbon stocks, using an evidence-based approach.

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UNFCCC Publishes Further AWG-KP Documentation [viewed]

20 July 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published an updated (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/INF.2) compilation of pledges for emission reductions and related assumptions provided by parties, and the associated emission reductions.

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UNDP Finalizes Project to Protect Mountain Forests in Tanzania [viewed]

20 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Tanzania have successfully concluded a seven-year project, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed to protect the biodiversity of forestland of the Eastern Arc reserve in Tanzania, 70% of which had been destroyed due to crop shifting and timber harvesting.

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GEF Publishes Brief on Financing for Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ [viewed]

July 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a brief describing its investment programme for sustainable forest management (SFM) and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks ( REDD+), as well as opportunities for funding of forest-related activities in the fifth GEF cycle (GEF-5).

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Event: Climate Investment Funds Committee Meetings [viewed]

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Committees and Sub-committees are meeting to approve new projects under this financing framework. The CIF are a unique pair of financing instruments designed to support low-carbon and climate-resilient development through scaled-up financing channeled through the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group.  

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UNDP and Botswana Promote Solar Energy [viewed]

13 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Botswana, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is introducing alternative fuels and solar power to reduce carbon emissions to bring sustainable solutions to environmental and health problems, in addition to saving time for women and girls by reducing the time needed to collect wood.

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UNFF Bureau Discusses Financing, REDD+ and UNFF 9 Preparations [viewed]

17 June 2010: The Bureau of the Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 9) held its fourth meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 17 June 2010.

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Event: Pre-sessional Workshop on Forest Management Accounting [viewed]

Discussions at this workshop will focus on addressing issues related to the proposed options for forest management accounting, in particular the construction and use of reference levels. Participants will address the need for greater transparency in the reporting of approaches for construction of reference levels, implications of different construction approaches and the need for a process to review reference levels.  

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UNEP Releases World Atlas of Mangroves [viewed]

14 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and partners have released the first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade: the World Atlas of Mangroves.

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