Forests & REDD

FAO's Silva Mediterranea Newsletter Focuses on Forest Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

31 January 2010: Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that provides a forum for discussion on forestry issues in Mediterranean countries, has released its second newsletter. This issue focuses on forest genetic resources as a key issue for adaptation of Mediterranean forests to climate change.

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Climate Investment Funds Extend Deadline to Express Interest in Forest Pilot Projects [viewed]

January 2010: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have announced the extension of a deadline to submit expressions of interest to participate in the first projects to be funded by the Forest Investment Programs (FIP).

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Event: Fourth Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

The Fourth Policy Board meeting of the UN-REDD Programme will include a field visit, which will provide an opportunity to explore current issues, challenges and concerns about REDD+ (reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement).  

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reflects on Copenhagen Conference [viewed]

22 January 2009: The fifth issue of the UN-REDD Programme Newsletter provides an overview of events surrounding the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). These events included the production by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of a draft decision on methodological issues, which was adopted by the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), and references to REDD being included in the Copenhagen Accord.

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CIFOR Releases Analysis of Lessons for REDD+ from Indonesia [viewed]

21 January 2009: The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a paper titled "Financial governance and Indonesia's Reforestation Fund during the Soeharto and post-Soeharto periods, 1989-2009."

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Business UN Website Launched [viewed]

14 January 2010: The UN launched “Business.UN.org,” a new website designed to match the needs of UN organizations with the resources and capacities of the private sector.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]

20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Submission Reports of Poland and Belgium [viewed]

19 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-country review (FCCC/ARR/2009/POL) of the 2009 annual submissions of Poland and the centralized review (FCCC/ARR/2009/BEL) of the 2009 annual submission of Belgium.

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UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP Joint Executive Board Meeting Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

15 January 2010: The Joint Session of the Executive Boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) convened on 15 January 2010, in New York, US, and focused on the issue of climate change.

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UNEP Assists with Tree Planting at Kenya's Mau Complex [viewed]

18jan_10_0215 January 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with the Government of Kenya, participated in the launch of tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex, as part of an attempt to restore diminishing water towers.

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