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UN-REDD Reviews its 2011 Activities

26 March 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has launched its "2011 Year in Review" report, which provides an overview of the Programme's achievements at the national and international levels on activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

The report highlights the approval of new National Programmes in Ecuador and Nigeria, and the endorsement of the UN-REDD Global Programme Framework, which lays out seven integrated work areas through which partner countries will be supported. The report also notes that by the end of 2011, 13 out of the 14 partner countries had begun implementation of their UN-REDD National Programmes, and the Global Programme support totaled US$48.8 million.

At the international level, the Programme supported the work of the REDD+ Partnership and participated in climate talks and in new initiatives such as the Oslo REDD Exchange.

The Review also reports on country activities and achievements of the 14 partner countries, namely: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Viet Nam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, and Paraguay. The report further outlines some lessons learned from the different regions, and lists the Programme's 2011 publications that aim to facilitate the sharing of REDD+ experiences.

UN-REDD Programme's 2011 “Year in Review” report was launched at the Programme's eighth Policy Board meeting, which took place from 25-26 March 2012, in Asuncion, Paraguay. [Publication: UN-REDD 2011 Year in Review]