Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples

UNEP Publishes Document on Implementing REDD+ [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre has published the latest volume of its Carbon Markets Perspectives series, titled "Pathways for Implementing REDD+: Experiences from Carbon Markets and Communities."

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ECLAC Seminar Evaluates Vulnerability of Rural Poor to Climate Change Impacts [viewed]

10 November 2010: A seminar on "Agriculture and Climate Change: Innovation, Policies and Institutions" warned that over 50% of the rural population in Latin America and the Caribbean is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change on agriculture.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Presentations from the Ecosystems Pavilion [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated information, including links to presentations, videos and photos, from the inaugural "Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion," held from 18-28 October 2010 on the margins of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan.

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Event: ICRECC 2010 [viewed]

The International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change (ICRECC): Focus on the Pacific will cover topics ranging from renewable energy resources to technologies and their relevance to the development of the region and cross-cutting socioeconomic and policy issues. It will also include a comprehensive discussion of the impact of climate change as experienced by the people of the Pacific nations themselves.  

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Event: Webinar on Biodiversity Benefits of REDD [viewed]

This webinar will address latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be held in English, at 10:00 am Montreal time, and run 90 minutes. Participants need to register at: redd@cbd.int by 12 November 2010. The webinar will be held at: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/webinar/  

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FCPF, FIP and UN-REDD to Streamline REDD+ Action [viewed]

6 November 2010: The governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Program (FIP) met in Washington DC, US, on 6 November, to discuss collaborative approaches for the three initiatives in implementing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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Guatemalan President Gives UNU Lecture on Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

21 October 2010: Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of the Republic of Guatemala, gave a lecture at UN University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, focusing on climate change and the Mayan vision.

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CBD Technical Study Addresses Links Between Biodiversity and Development [viewed]

October 2010: Recently launched as CBD Technical Series No. 54 and entitled “Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change,” this report presents an analysis of the systemic character of global change, biodiversity and human development, and the relationships between them, describing and evaluating the complicated relationships and dynamics between human and biological systems.

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous People and Forests [viewed]

Planned to coincide with the International Year of Forests (IYF), the meeting will result in findings to be presented to the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2011.  

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UNGA Third Committee's Discussion of Indigenous Issues Opens [viewed]

18 October 2010: The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) began its discussion of indigenous issues and the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People on 18 October 2010, in New York, US.

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