Forests & REDD

FAO Releases Fifth Issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter [viewed]

June 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published the fifth issue of its FoodClimate E-newsletter.

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CBD Calls for Nominations for Capacity Workshop on Forest Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

1 June 2009: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting nominations for a sub-regional capacity building workshop for South-Eastern Asia on forest biodiversity and climate change, to be held from 2-5 September 2009, in Singapore City, Singapore.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Portugal's GHG Inventory [viewed]

1 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted by Portugal in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/PRT).

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OECD High-Level Meeting Adopts Guidance on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Cooperation [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO29 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted policy guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Technical Paper on Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation [viewed]

31 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper on the cost of implementing methodologies and monitoring systems relating to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (FCCC/TP/2009/1).

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UNPFII Considers Climate Change and Land Tenure Issues [viewed]

© UNPFII29 May 2009: About 2,000 indigenous representatives, as well as representatives of member States, civil society, academia, some 35 UN entities and other intergovernmental organizations, participated in the eighth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which convened from 18-29 May 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Party Submissions to AWG-LCA [viewed]

© UNFCCC29 May 209: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released various party submissions that will be considered by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) at its sixth session, which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 1-12 June 2009.

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UNFCCC Publishes REDD Fact Sheet [viewed]

© UNFCCC May 2009: The UNFCCC has published a fact sheet on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), titled, “Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action.”

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IFPRI Policy Briefs Lay out Agenda on Agriculture and Climate Change for Copenhagen [viewed]

© IFPRI May 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a collection of policy briefs addressing technical and policy issues on agriculture and climate change that should be addressed as part of a new international agreement on climate change.

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FAO and IFAD Collaborate on Study that Identifies Biofuels and Carbon Markets as Partial Drivers of International Land Acquisition Deals [viewed]

© 26 May 2009: A collaborative study by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) suggests that increased demand for biofuels and, to a lesser extent, increased land values through emerging carbon markets, are among the factors that drive international land acquisition deals.

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