Forests & REDD

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Visits Amerindian Communities in Guyana to Discuss REDD [viewed]

© World Bank13 October 2009: Government, civil society and donor representatives met with 16 Amerindian communities in Guyana on a multi-stakeholder visit requested by the Global Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants Committee, to approve a preparation grant for Guyana aimed at financing the REDD design phase.

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UN Ambassador Calls for Recognizing Large Mammals' Role in Forests in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

© UN13 October 2009: Large mammals, such as gorillas and elephants, are keystone species in African rainforests and should be included in the upcoming climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, according to UN Ambassador for the Year of the Gorilla Ian Redmond.

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ITTO and Indonesian Government Launch REDD Partnership [viewed]

© ITTO9 October 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia have launched a partnership designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and to enhance forest carbon stocks through enhanced community participation in conservation and management of the Meru Betiri National Park (MBNP), in the southeastern part of the East Java province.

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IDB Funds Second-Generation Biofuels in Chile [viewed]

© IDB6 October 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will fund a feasibility study in Chile to explore sustainable biodiesel derived from forest industry byproducts and wood waste, which do not compete with food production.

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CBD Secretariat Launches Report on Forest Resilience, Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

© CBD October 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched a synthesis report on the biodiversity/resilience/stability relationship in forest ecosystems.

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HEADS OF STATE PLEDGE TO TAKE ACTION ON REDD [viewed]

On the sidelines of the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a high-level event on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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UNCCD COP 9 DISCUSSES IMPLEMENTATION OF TEN YEAR STRATEGY [viewed]

The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 21 September-2 October 2009, along with the eighth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 8) and the ninth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST 9).

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Governors' Global Climate Summit Signs Declaration to Support National Climate Change Legislation and Greater Role for Local and State Governments [viewed]

© Governors' Global Climate Summit 22 October 2009: The Governors' Global Climate Summit 2, held from 30 September-2 October 2009, in Los Angeles, US, produced a declaration in which leaders present at the meeting committed to work together to pursue clean transportation and mobility, support national climate change legislation, and include forests in climate policy development.

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Uganda Registers First African Forestry Project under CDM [viewed]

© WB6 October 2009: The first African reforestation project to be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is being undertaken by Uganda's National Forestry Authority, in association with local community organizations.

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EU-Brazil Summit Prioritizes REDD [viewed]

6 October 2009: Leaders of the European Union (EU) and Brazil agreed to step up efforts towards the inclusion of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the outcome to be reached in Copenhagen and to establish an “effective and reliable means of support for REDD” under the climate change Convention.

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