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September Issue of UN-REDD Newsletter Released

UNREDD Newsletter22 September 2010: The latest UN-REDD Newsletter includes articles on recent workshops and other activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

The Newsletter describes Indonesia's REDD+ readiness activities, including a multi-stakeholder, consensus-building consultation process to build the national REDD+ strategy. The draft strategy proposes planning reforms in the land use sector, law reformation and enforcement, good governance principles and stakeholder involvement in keeping with free prior informed consent principles.

The Newsletter also includes reports on training on a measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) system in Tanzania, and the launch of a REDD+ website in Mexico. Also included are commentaries on making REDD+ work for biodiversity and livelihoods, stakeholder consultation and engagement in Republic of Congo, and a report on a workshop on REDD+ governance in Latin American and the Caribbean, which took place in Oaxaca, Mexico, in September. [The UN-REDD Newsletter]