Forests & REDD

Nominations Sought for Private Sector Observers to Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

15 December 2009: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is seeking nominations for private sector observers to two sub-programmes in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF): the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP) Funds.

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UNFF and CBD Partner on Sustainable Forest Management [viewed]

CbdUnff15 December 2009: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen joint actions to ensure that forests are sustainably managed.

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UN Secretary-General Designates Wangari Maathai as UN Messenger of Peace [viewed]

wangari-maathai14 December 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change.

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UNEP-WCMC Participates in Study Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD [viewed]

15dic_09_0313 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), together with a range of organizations, has participated in a study that identifies areas where carbon and biodiversity benefits can be maximized, including global biodiversity hotspots.

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Forest Day 3 Supports Including REDD in Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

14dic_09_00213 December 2009: The third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009.

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UNEP-WCMC Launches Reports on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

14dic_09_00811 December 2009: UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched a series of reports on climate change and biodiversity at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNECE Releases Publication on its Climate Change Responses [viewed]

14dic_09_0211 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a publication titled "Catalysing Change - The UNECE Response to the Climate Countdown."

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EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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FAO and Brazilian Space Institute Sign Forest Monitoring Agreement [viewed]

FAO10 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) have signed an agreement to collaborate on emissions measuring and reporting.

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Biodiversity Co-benefits and REDD [viewed]

10dic_09_05December 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper, authored by Katia Karousakis, on promoting biodiversity co-benefits with reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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