Africa

UN-REDD Highlights Key National Legal Issues for REDD+ [viewed]

unredd30 April 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has released a publication, titled ‘Legal Analysis of Cross-cutting Issues for REDD+ Implementation: Lessons Learned from Mexico, Viet Nam and Zambia.' The purpose of the report is to identify key legal issues impacting REDD+ and highlight lessons learned and messages from legal reform and development in the case study countries.

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CIF Supports Meteorological Services to Increase Mozambique's Climate Resilience [viewed]

world-bank_cif25 April 2013: The World Bank, through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has approved a US$15 million grant to help Mozambique strengthen its hydrological and meteorological information services across national, provincial and local communities, with the aim of building a climate-resilient society.

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Report Examines GHG Emissions Baseline Scenarios in Developing Countries [viewed]

unep-risoe_oecd25 April 2013: UNEP Risø Centre, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released a report titled 'National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Baseline Scenarios: Learning from Experiences of Developing Countries.'

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Commonwealth Leaders of Micro-States Discuss Challenges in Delivering Sustainable Development [viewed]

CommonWealth Secretariat26 April 2013: The Commonwealth Secretariat hosted representatives of very small States in a meeting on the specific challenges that micro-States face in delivering sustainable development. Discussions focused on governance, policy and public administration in micro-States.

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Event: Workshop on Information, Awareness, the Role and Place of Parliamentarians in the REDD+ Process in Central Africa [viewed]

The Workshop on Information, Awareness, the Role and Place of Parliamentarians in the REDD+ Process in Central Africa will convene in Ebolowa, Ethiopia.  

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Workshops on Safeguards, Gender and the Green Economy [viewed]

Un-redd29 April 2013: The April edition of the newsletter of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) highlights progress on the national REDD+ Readiness Roadmap in Bangladesh and the establishment of a national REDD+ taskforce in Cambodia.

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Study Explores Adaptation of Pine Forestry to Climate Change [viewed]

Bioversity International30 April 2013: A recent publication by a group of research institutions, including Bioversity International, documents the results of multi-site trials on pine species that aim to better understand options for choosing optimal species for forestry in the face of climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Views on REDD+ [viewed]

UNFCCC26 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a compilation of 11 views presented by parties (FCCC/SB/2013/MISC.3) on issues related to activities described in paragraph 70 of decision 1/CP.16 (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries- REDD+). Three submissions from NGOs were posted on the UNFCCC website.

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EIB Improves Water Security and Sanitation in Seychelles [viewed]

Eib 226 April 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank highlighted a case study on financing water and sanitation in Seychelles, funded through debt financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), as well as grants from the European Development Fund and the African Water Facility (AWF).

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COMIFAC-FAO Workshop Plans for Forest Monitoring in the Congo Basin [viewed]

FAO - COMIFAC26 April 2013: The Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) convened a regional workshop to plan for the implementation of national forest monitoring in the Congo Basin.

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