CBD Releases Second Volume of REDD e-Newsletter

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 3 December 2008: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched the second volume of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and Biodiversity e-Newsletter.

Topics covered include: information on tools that identify win-win

areas for REDD and biodiversity; recommendations of the CBD Expert

Group on REDD biodiversity benefits; the adopted REDD strategy of the

Global Indigenous Peoples Strategy; a report entitled “Making REDD Work

for the Poor;” a partnership of governors in addressing forests and

climate change; and a guide to reducing emissions through forest

conservation. The e-Newsletter also highlights relevant events that the

CBD Secretariat is involved in at the UN climate negotiations currently

taking place in Poznan, Poland. [The Newsletter]