Forests & REDD

Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programmes. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented. An NGO Consultation will be held on the first day.  

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UNECE Investigates Role of Wood Energy in the Western Balkans [viewed]

3dic_09_022 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held a workshop in Cavtat, Croatia, from 17-20 November 2009, to identify policy options supporting cost-effective wood energy in the Western Balkans.

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UN Secretary-General Stresses that Women Are Major Agents for Progress on Climate Change [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon1 December 2009: In his opening statement to the Women's International Forum held in New York, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that, beyond being the most affected by climate change and other social problems, women must be recognized as principal agents in curbing global warming and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNEP Reports on Tree Plantings in Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire [viewed]

Unep30 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Youth Programme is spearheading a tree planting drive involving hundreds of Kenyan youth.

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UNEP/MAP's First State of the Environment and Development Report Highlights Climate Change's Impacts on the Mediterranean Region [viewed]

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November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and its Regional Activity Centres have released the first State of the Environment and Development report covering the Mediterranean region, which tackles key environmental issues, including climate change.

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Event: Forest Day 3 [viewed]

Forest Day 3 will be hosted by Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Government of Denmark. The event will convene in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. It will build on the success of Forest Day 1 and 2 in helping to ensure forests are high on the agenda for future climate outcomes, and will pave the way forward in making these outcomes work beyond the Copenhagen climate change negotiations.  

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UNITAR to Implement EU Global Climate Change Alliance [viewed]

Unitar1 December 2009: The Climate Change Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), together with its consortium partner MWH Global, has secured a contract to implement the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA).

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CBD Launches Guide on Biodiversity and REDD [viewed]

30nov_09_0130 November 2009: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) launched a guide titled "Biodiversity and Livelihoods: REDD Benefits," which provides an array of tools and examples for how synergies in the implementation of the UNFCCC and the CBD can be achieved through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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Commonwealth Leaders Call for Legally-Binding Agreement by 2010, Support Copenhagen Launch Fund [viewed]

commonwealthlogo28 November 2009: Commonwealth leaders, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Danish Prime Minister Lars LøkkeRasmussen, focused discussions on climate change during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held from 27-29 November 2009, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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FAO Releases Policy Brief on Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific [viewed]

FAO26 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO has published a policy brief calling for governments to build resilience into food systems by implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) alongside collaboration with international partners.

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