Forests & REDD

UNFCCC Releases Documents on REDD+, Finance and Gender [viewed]

UNFCCC17 September 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released three documents to be considered by country representatives during the upcoming Climate Change Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. Documents released include: parties' submissions on gender balance related to climate change; finance provided by developed countries in accordance with the Conference of the Parties (COP) decisions; and a report on two REDD+ workshops.

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BASIC Countries Call for Balance in the ADP, Adequate Financing [viewed]

Brazilian flag16 September 2013: The 16th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China, who adopted a joint statement reaffirming that the process and outcome of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) should be guided by, and be in full accordance with, all principles and provisions of the UNFCCC.

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Indigenous Peoples Discuss REDD+ at BMZ/FCPF/UN-REDD Workshop [viewed]

fc-unredd-bmz17 September 2013: The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), have convened a meeting of indigenous peoples to discuss their participation in REDD+.

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FAO Issues Guidelines on Climate Change for Forest Managers [viewed]

FAO17 September 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released guidelines on climate change for forest managers, which discuss the projected positive and negative impacts of climate change on policy, social, economic and biophysical forest factors.

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ITTO Annual Report Highlights Adoption of the Strategic Plan [viewed]

ITTO logo16 September 2013: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) released its 2012 annual report highlighting the 48th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Committees. The report notes the adoption of the strategic action plan 2013-2018 as well as the new structure of the ITTO Secretariat.

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CIFOR, ICRAF and FORDA Celebrate Partnerships in Forestry Research [viewed]

cifor-icraf-fordaSeptember 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA) of Indonesia released a report describing their collaboration on forestry research.

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UN-REDD Invites Comments on Panama's National Programme Review [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme12 September 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has issued a call for comments on the draft review of Panama's national REDD+ programme.

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GEF Holds Second Meeting of the GEF-6 Replenishment [viewed]

GEF11 September 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened the second meeting of the negotiations for the sixth replenishment of the GEF, bringing together representatives from 29 donor countries, four non-donor recipient countries, civil society, GEF agencies, Trustee, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), the Evaluation Office and the Secretariat.

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FAO Assesses Food Waste Impacts on Land, Climate, Water and Biodiversity [viewed]

FAO11 September 2013: The Food and Agriculture of the UN (FAO) has released a study documenting the environmental impacts of global food wastage as well as its direct economic impacts, which it reports add up to $750 billion annually.

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FCPF and Costa Rica Sign Landmark REDD+ Agreement [viewed]

worldbank-fcpf10 September 2013: The World Bank, on behalf of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the Government of Costa Rica have announced an agreement for the purchase of an Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) for REDD+ worth as much as US$63 million.

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