Forests & REDD

Panelists in Warsaw Discuss Ways to Link Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies [viewed]

Link Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies14 November 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) organized a side event at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, titled ‘Linking Adaptation and Mitigation to Address Multiple Risks: New Research Findings and Field Examples.' Panelists presented research on ways to connect planning for mitigation and adaptation strategies.

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PROFOR Highlights Forest-based EBA in Honduras [viewed]

profor-cifor-catie12 November 2013: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has released a case study on preserving drinking water through sustainable land use management in Honduras. The report notes that climate change is projected to exacerbate water shortages in Honduras, which already result in rationing.

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Event: UN-REDD Programme Fifth Anniversary Celebration [viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) event, to be held on the margins of the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will highlight lessons learned from five years of REDD+ readiness, research and policy development. The High-Level event will place REDD+ within the framework of sustainable development through examples of implementation at the national and global level.  

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FAO Supports Forest Inventory in Tanzania [viewed]

FAO11 November 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported on the outcomes of a two-year forest inventory project in Tanzania to record forest resources and carbon stocks.

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World Bank Reports on Reforestation Benefits in Rio de Janeiro [viewed]

World Bank11 November 2013: The World Bank has reported on the impacts of reforestation efforts around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including species recovery, reduced vulnerability to natural disasters, and new economic benefits from the generation of carbon credits.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights 5th Anniversary Celebrations, Viet Nam Programme [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme6 November 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released the forty-second edition of its newsletter, which highlights the launch of Phase II of Viet Nam's REDD+ programme.

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GEF Council Approves US$259.84 Million Work Program [viewed]

45th-meeting-of-the-GEF-Council7 November 2013: The 45th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council considered, inter alia: the progress report on the pilot accreditation of GEF Project Agencies; the mid-term evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR); the mid-term evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE); an update on the GEF-6 replenishment; a review of GEF Agencies on their application of environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming; and an update on the development of the GEF 2020 strategy. The GEF Council also approved a Work Program amounting to US$259.84 million.

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UNFCCC Releases SBSTA Documents Ahead of Warsaw [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2013: The UNFCCC has released documents for consideration in discussions during the upcoming session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013.

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CIFOR Brief Calls for Greater Clarity on REDD+ Verification [viewed]

CIFOR6 November 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released its sixty-sixth information brief, which focuses on removing verification obstacles to the successful negotiation of an international REDD+ mechanism.

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UNGA Second Committee Discusses Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNGA Image5 November 2013: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) debated issues under its agenda item on sustainable development, including climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR), biological diversity, desertification, small island developing States (SIDS), and the role of a post-2015 development agenda.

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