Forests & REDD

UNECE/FAO's Forest Products Annual Market Review Indicates an Increase in Use of Wood Energy [viewed]

© UNECE4 August 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have released the Forest Products Annual Market Review for 2008-2009, which indicates that the economic crisis has impacted severely the forest products sector across the UNECE region, except for the wood energy sector.

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FAO Contribution to Upcoming World Summit on Food Security Addresses Agricultural Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

© FAO31 July 2009: Jacques Diouf, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, has sent a document to Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation and Agriculture of members of FAO and the UN to initiate the negotiation of a declaration for adoption by the World Summit of Heads of State and Government on Food Security, scheduled to take place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rome, Italy.

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CBD Secretariat Publishes Fifth Issue of e-Newsletter on REDD and Biodiversity [viewed]

© CBD30 July 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the fifth issue of its e-newsletter on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) and biodiversity.

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ECOSOC Substantive Session Draws to a Close [viewed]

© ECOSOC29 July 2009: During the final week of its annual substantive session, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted four resolutions and seven decisions on economic and environmental questions.

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UNEP Reports Pakistan's Tree Planting Record [viewed]

© UNEP28 July 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), as part of its Billion Tree Campaign, has announced that Pakistan has set a Guinness World Record for planting 541,176 trees in 24 hours.

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Event: Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 9) [viewed]

The theme for UNFF 9 is "forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication." UNFF 9 also is expected to complete consideration of the means of implementation for sustainable forest management.  

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UNCTAD and UNDP Publish CDM Guide in Brazil [viewed]

© UNDP23 July 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented a revised and expanded version of the Guide to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Brazil, a guide commissioned by Brazil's Ministry of Science and Technology and drawn up under the sponsorship of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UN Peace Keepers in Western Liberia Join UNEP Billion Tree Campaign [viewed]

© UN22 July 2009: The Alpha Company of the UN Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), working in the region of Kakata in western Liberia, has joined the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) worldwide Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, and plans to plant a total of 1,000 trees by December 2009.

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World Bank Carbon Finance Unit Responds to Civil Society [viewed]

© World Bank14 July 2009: Joëlle Chassard, Manager of the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit, engaged in an online chat with people from all over the world, responding to queries related to the Bank's work on carbon finance on issues ranging from deforestation to financing clean energy for the poor.

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EBRD Funds Use of Forest Waste for Biomass-Fired Heat and Power Plants [viewed]

13 July 2009: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a loan for the equivalent of €29 million to phase-out inefficient diesel and oil-fired generators in Siberia, Russia.

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