Forests & REDD

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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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report of Ireland's GHG Inventories [viewed]

Unfccclogo24 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories of Ireland submitted in 2009 (FCCC/ARR/2009/IRL).

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EU Finalizes Negotiating Position Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency23 November 2009: EU Environment Ministers gathered at an extra meeting of the Environment Council on 23 November 2009, in Brussels, Belgium, to undertake a final review of the EU position ahead of the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December.

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ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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Sixth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations Assesses Status of Activities [viewed]

geologo18 November 2009: The sixth plenary session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-VI) convened in Washington, DC, US, from 17-18 November 2009, to assess and promote the partnership's progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to those who need it.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program [viewed]

cif-calls-for-nominations11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for nominations of experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), to work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.

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Ramsar Co-organizes Workshop on Wetlands and Carbon Offsets [viewed]

Ramsar6 November 2009: The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership hosted a three-day expert workshop on “Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands,” from 9-11 November 2009, in Gland, Switzerland.

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UN-REDD Releases Third Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddOctober 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has published the third issue of its newsletter, featuring news on: five new countries that joined the UN-REDD Programme; the first regional consultation between indigenous peoples' organizations from Asia and the Pacific and the UN-REDD Programme; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's request for funding of a Congo Basin approach for monitoring, reporting and verification.

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FAO Releases Information Note on Forest Management and REDD [viewed]

FAO

10 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released an information note clarifying terminology used in the climate negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD). The note states that the lack of a common understanding of the terms “sustainable management of forests (SMF)” and “sustainable forest management (SFM)” is confusing the debate on the eligibility of activities for incentives under a REDD+ instrument (REDD+ referring to REDD, plus the role of conservation, SMF and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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