Forests & REDD

First Soil Atlas of Africa Underscores Role in Carbon Cycle and Food Security [viewed]

soil-atlas-africa26 April 2013: The first comprehensive assessment of soils across the African continent has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the European Commission, the African Union (AU) and other international partners.

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CIFOR Balances Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation [viewed]

CIFORMarch 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report on great ape conservation and poverty alleviation. The report considers REDD+, tourism, human-wildlife conflict, and great ape biology.

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IPCC Opens Review of the Second Order Draft of the KP Supplement [viewed]

IPCC15 April 2013: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the government and expert review of the second order draft of the '2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol' (KP Supplement) and the first draft of its Overview Chapter began on 22 April 2013 and will end on 2 June 2013.

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on LULUCF [viewed]

UNFCCC6 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of eight parties and one NGO on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) issues referred to in Decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5-7 (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.8). 

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UNEP to Research REDD+ in the Green Economy [viewed]

un-redd-unep23 March 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) reported plans by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel to prepare a study on REDD+ and the green economy.

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UNFCCC Releases LDC Submission on Kyoto Protocol Methodological Issues [viewed]

UNFCCC7 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a submission from Nepal, on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), on the implications of decisions 2/CMP.7 (land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)), 3/CMP.7 (emissions trading and the project-based mechanisms), 4/CMP.7 (various methodological issues), and 5/CMP.7 (potential consequences), on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.1/Add.2). 

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CIFOR Working Paper Compares REDD+ Benefit-Sharing Mechanisms in 13 Countries [viewed]

CIFOR9 May 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia, has released a working paper that examines policies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) benefit-sharing mechanisms in 13 countries.

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UNFCCC Publishes Views from Brazil, Japan and Malaysia on REDD+ [viewed]

UNFCCC8 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to document FCCC/SB/2013/MISC.3, containing the views from three countries on issues related to activities described in paragraph 70 of decision 1/CP.16 (REDD+). The submissions are from Brazil, Japan and Malaysia. 

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UNFCCC Releases LDCs Views on LULUCF for the Kyoto Protocol's Second Commitment Period [viewed]

UNFCCC7 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an advance version of an addendum containing the views from Nepal, for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), on proposals or elements of proposals to address the implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 on the relevant decisions adopted for the first commitment period and on any supplementary reporting required for the reporting of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities for the second commitment period (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.1/Add.2).

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European Commission Adopts Green Infrastructure Strategy [viewed]

European Union 6 May 2013: The European Commission adopted a green infrastructure strategy designed to: promote green infrastructure in the main policy areas; improve research and data, strengthen the knowledge base and promote innovative technologies; improve access to finance for green infrastructure projects; and support EU-level green infrastructure projects.

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