UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Country Progress

21 November 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) has released its November newsletter. The newsletter highlights progress in Cambodia, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Viet Nam.

Cambodia, for instance, launched a new National Forest Inventory Project (NFI) while Tanzania finalized its REDD capacity needs assessment.

The newsletter also announces the addition of two new partner countries, the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) and Morocco, bringing the total number of partner countries to 46. The newsletter also features analysis and commentary of UN-REDD programme experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on safeguard standards, and Kenya, on the valuation of forests.

In the recent activities section, the newsletter presents the outcomes of the ninth policy board meeting and the reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) Day held at the margins of the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The newsletter also highlights upcoming events at the UNFCCC meetings in Doha, Qatar, including Forest Day 6. [Publication: UN-REDD Newsletter Issue #34]