Forests & REDD

UNFCCC Releases LULUCF Document to Help Advance Negotiations [viewed]

17 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document to assist parties to make voluntary informal submissions of basic data on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), with descriptions of assumptions and uncertainties.

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UNDP Releases Paper on Scaling-Up Efforts to Meet Climate Challenge [viewed]

© UNDP August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) posted an online paper titled “Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge,” prepared by its Environment and Energy Group. The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Event: 11th Annual BIOECON Conference on Economic Instruments to Enhance the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity [viewed]

This Conference, hosted by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in association with Conservation International, DEFRA, Department of Land Economy of Cambridge University and the European Investment Bank (EIB), is focused on identifying the most effective and efficient instruments for biodiversity conservation. Among other issues it will address the demand for climate mitigation services, such as the protection of forests and wetlands to absorb carbon dioxide.  

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UNEP Announces India's Aim to Set New Tree Planting Record [viewed]

© UNEP11 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), as part of its Billion Tree Campaign, has announced that India will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by planting 600,000 trees in 24 hours on 12 August 2009.

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FAO Releases Working Paper on Sustainable Forest Management in Latin America [viewed]

© FAO July 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released its 12th working paper, titled “Towards National Financing Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management in Latin America: Overview of the Present Situation and the Experience in Selected Countries.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Indonesia and Australia's Joint REDD Submission [viewed]

© UNFCCC7 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the submission on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) filed by Indonesia and Australia to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

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World Bank Announces Development Marketplace Finalists [viewed]

© World Bank August 2009: The World Bank has announced 100 finalists of the Development Marketplace contest on Climate Change Adaptation. Twenty-five of them will receive grants of up to US$200,000 to implement their projects over two years.

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World Bank BioCarbon Fund Supports Reforestation in Congo DRC [viewed]

© World Bank 4 August 2009: The World Bank's BioCarbon Fund will purchase 500,000 tons of emission reductions from a reforestation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), generating environmental benefits to the local community as well social services.

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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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