Forests & REDD

EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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FAO and Brazilian Space Institute Sign Forest Monitoring Agreement [viewed]

FAO10 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) have signed an agreement to collaborate on emissions measuring and reporting.

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OECD Publishes Working Paper on Biodiversity Co-benefits and REDD [viewed]

10dic_09_05December 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper, authored by Katia Karousakis, on promoting biodiversity co-benefits with reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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Event: CBD SBSTTA 14 [viewed]

The 14th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) will address, among other issues, biodiversity and climate change, biofuels and biodiversity, and forest biodiversity, including the definitions of forest and forest types.  

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CBD Sets Up Website on Biodiversity-Climate Change Linkages [viewed]

Cbd7 December 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has set up a webpage for posting relevant CBD documents and statements on linkages between climate change and biodiversity for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UN-REDD Programme Publishes Media Pack for COP 15 [viewed]

7dic_09_104 December 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released a Media Pack titled "Reporting REDD" to provide journalists with an overview of issues related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) ahead of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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Spain Pledges €15 million for UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

Un-redd4 December 2009: Spain has become the third donor to the UN-REDD Programme, following the Governments of Norway and Denmark, by pledging €15 million to the trust fund. Yemi Katerere, Head of UN-REDD, commented that "there is a growing interest in the UN-REDD Programme by developing and developed countries and a clear recognition that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) cannot happen without this partnership.

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WorldFish Center Highlights Project to Examine Offset Opportunities for Mangrove Conservation [viewed]

7dic_09_164 December 2009: The WorldFish Center, a member of the Consultative Group on International AgriculturalResearch (CGIAR), has released a brief that outlines a project in the Solomon Islands, funded by the Australian Government, to examine the potential for mangrove forests to be included in voluntary carbon offset markets.

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UN-REDD Releases Latest Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddNovember 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released its fourth Newsletter, highlighting the Programme's latest activities.

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Event: ITTC 46 [viewed]

The 46th meeting of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) will take place together with associated sessions of the four committees.  

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