UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Launch of New Publications on Gender, Green Economy and Asia-Pacific

18 January 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has released its first newsletter of 2012, highlighting the Democratic Republic of Congo's new national forest monitoring system, which was launched at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 17), as well as updates on Mongolia's REDD+ roadmap and details on three new publications recently released by the Programme.

The newsletter reports on recent activities and publications related to REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries). The publication highlights the release by the UN-REDD Programme of a new publication on mainstreaming gender in REDD+, a publication on lessons learned from Asia-Pacific partner countries, and a new policy brief on REDD+ and the Green Economy. It also highlights the release of multiple benefits mapping toolbox and the launch of an Asian-Pacific Listserv "GO-REDD+" that disseminates region-specific information on REDD+.

It further notes that seven new countries (Benin, Cameroon, Chile, Ghana, Myanmar, South Sudan and Suriname) have joined as new partners to the Programme. [Publication: UN-REDD Newsletter - January 2012]