Forests & REDD

Event: Expert Meeting on Taking to Scale Tree-Based Ecosystem Approaches [viewed]

The Program on Forests (PROFOR) is convening this expert meeting as part of a project to promote tree based ecosystem approaches in order to enhance food security, improve resilience to climate change and sequester carbon. As such, the meeting will introduce the draft report titled, ‘Tree-Based Ecosystem Approaches at Scale: Evidence of drivers and impacts on food security, climate change resilience and carbon sequestration'. The meeting will also review lessons learned and identify a possible framework for scaling up tree based ecosystem approaches.  

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Event: Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 [viewed]

Convened by the Government of Norway through its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), the workshop will discuss the landscape approach within the framework of REDD+, commodity supply chains relevant for REDD+, analysis concept and methodology development for REDD+ implementation, jurisdictional approaches, and finance. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss REDD+ international negotiations and progress in the implementation of national REDD+ programmes. The conference will gather more than 400 representatives of civil society, REDD+ and donor governments, researchers, multilateral organizations and the private sector.  

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DRC REDD+ Knowledge Sharing Benefits COMIFAC Countries [viewed]

COMIFACSeptember 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank and the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) released a report on progress in the implementation of the project ‘Sharing of experience among COMIFAC Countries on REDD+: Pilot Projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'.

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World Bank, Norway Scale Up Climate-smart Land Management [viewed]

World Bank30 August 2013: The World Bank and the Government of Norway have partnered to increase funding to tackle land degradation, deforestation and climate change in Ethiopia. 

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AfDB Announces DRC Awarded US$21.5 Million from CIF for Forest Governance [viewed]

cif_logo30 August 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been awarded a US$21.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to contribute to the sustainable management of its forest sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and strengthen forest governance.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Releases Note on World Bank, UNFCCC REDD+ Safeguards [viewed]

worldbank-fcpf28 August 2013: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Facility Management Team (FMT) has released a summary note on the World Bank Safeguards Policies and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) REDD+ Principles. The note includes a table listing the seven principles of the UNFCCC safeguards for REDD+, and a non-exclusive list of the corresponding World Bank social and environmental safeguards policies.

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CIFOR Study Warns Mitigation Without Adaptation Can Heighten Climate Vulnerability [viewed]

afdb-cifor27 August 2013: Researchers from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Wageningen University, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) conducted a study that finds that efforts to mitigate carbon emissions through forest conservation can increase the vulnerability of forest-dependent communities to climate and non-climate stresses.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Announces Launch of Phase II Activities in Viet Nam [viewed]

UN-REDD ProgrammeAugust 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has published the August edition of its newsletter, which highlights its activities in Ecuador, Viet Nam and Mesoamerica.

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In Annual Report, UNSG Proposes Transformative Actions for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

United NationsAugust 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has submitted his annual report on implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and further steps to advance the UN development agenda beyond 2015. This year's report, titled 'A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the MDGs and advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015,' stresses sustainable development as the "global guiding principle and operational standard" for the post-2015 era, and calls for ending extreme poverty within a generation.

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CIFOR and AfDB Use Radio to Communicate Forest – Climate Change Links [viewed]

afdb-cifor16 August 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have announced progress on the CIFOR-COBAM radio program, which presents information on the links between climate change and forests in Cameroon, enabling local populations' access to the latest climate science and policy developments.

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