Forests & REDD

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]

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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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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Report of the Individual Review of the GHG Inventories of Croatia [viewed]

UNFCCC5 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2008/HRV) of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories of Croatia submitted in 2007 and 2008.

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World Bank Launches Report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

World Bank29 October 2009: The World Bank office in Russia hosted the virtual launch of a report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights that, contrary to popular perception, the region faces a substantial threat from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence.

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CDM Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group Report and Annexes Released [viewed]

UNFCCC3 November 2009: The report and annexes of the 26th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group (A/R WG) have been released.

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Five States Join UN-REDD [viewed]

Un-redd2 November 2009: Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka have joined the UN-REDD initiative (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries), which aims to combat climate change by creating incentives for poorer countries to reverse the trend of deforestation and invest in more sustainable forms of development.

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UNFF Adopts Decision on Forest Financing [viewed]

Unff30 October 2009: Member States to the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) adopted a decision on means of implementation of sustainable forest management (SFM) during a special session of the ninth session of UNFF held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 30 October 2009.

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