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Thirteenth Policy Board Meeting

The thirteenth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting will be held in Arusha, Tanzania on 3-7 November 2014. The itinerary for the meeting includes a field visit on 3 November, a joint knowledge sharing day with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility on 4 November, a UN-REDD Programme Information Sharing Day on 5 November and the official Policy Board meeting on 6-7 November.

For any questions related to the Policy Board meeting, please contact us at: policyboard@un-redd.org.

Information Documents:

Information and Knowledge Sharing Sessions:

  • Session 1: National REDD+ Strategies

  • Session 2: Reference Emission Levels and Forest Reference Levels (REL/FRL)

  • Session 3: Tenure and REDD+

  • Session 4: SNA Work Plan & Budget Revision 2015

Policy Board meeting:

Session I - Opening and approval of Agenda:

  • Draft Provisional Agenda
    English - Español  - Français

  • Annotations to the Provisional Agenda
    English - Español  - Français

Session II - Overview of progress and results since the twelfth Policy Board:

  1. Semi-Annual Progress Report 2014
    English - Español - Français

  2. Annexes to Semi-Annual Progress Report 2014

    1. Bolivia  
    2. Cambodia  
    3. Ecuador  
    4. Nigeria  
    5. Panama  
    6. Papua New Guinea  
    7. Paraguay  
    8. Republic of Congo  
    9. Sri Lanka  
    10. Zambia  
    11. Support to National REDD+ Action (SNA)
      English  - Español  - Français  

  3. UN-REDD Programme Funding Framework
    English - Español  - Français

Session III - Funding Allocation Request:

  • SNA Workplan and Budget Addendum 2015
    English - Español  - Français

  • SNA Monitoring Framework 2013-2015
    English - Español  - Français

  • SNA Submisson Form for Sixth Budget Revision
    English - Español  - Français

National Programmes for approval

  • Uganda
    • Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)
      English - Español - Français

Session IV - Strategic and Policy Issues:

Session V - Country Experiences: From readiness to implementation:

Session VI - SNA Update:

  • Country Needs Assessment
  • Private Sector Engagement

Session VIII - Strategic and Policy Issues:

Session IX - Closing of Meeting

Knowledge Sharing Day:

  • Agenda
    English - Español  - Français

Bangladesh Holds Second National Consultation on REDD+ Readiness Roadmap

Bangladesh is moving ever closer towards a comprehensive REDD+ Readiness Roadmap, and thus fully realizing the potential role of the country’s forest sector in tackling climate change.

On 17 January, 2012, the Bangladesh Forest Department, with the support of UNDP and FAO country offices, held a consultation workshop at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel, Dhaka, to share and discuss progress on the national REDD+ Readiness Roadmap. A technical advisory team consisting of national and international experts in the field of forests and climate change described the progress made since the first national consultation meeting on 25 October 2011.

As noted by the Hon. Mesbahul Alam, Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, REDD+ offers an opportunity for Bangladesh to show how the country can make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change, at the same time as delivering real benefits to rural communities through healthier forests and more participatory management.

More than 80 participants, representing a wide spectrum of government and civil society stakeholders, attended the event on 17 January. Mr Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Chief Conservator of Forests, hosted the event, with the participation of Mr. Stefan Priesner, Country Director, UNDP and Mr. Dominique Bourgeon, FAO representative.

The technical advisory team presented the outcomes of the series of sub-national workshops that have brought various government and civil society stakeholders together with forest-dependent people and their representatives.  These workshops use group discussions to explore the key issues facing the forest sector in the respective locales, and to assess potential strategies for moving forward.  Further such workshops will be held in the coming two months as the Roadmap development process nears completion.

These consultations are all facilitated with the help of the three working groups – on Strategy, Safeguards and MRV –from government, academia and civil society organizations.  The safeguards working group oversees workshop processes and ensures full and effective participation.  The outcomes of the discussions are being developed by the Strategy working group into recommendations for the Roadmap, under the coordination of Professor Ansarul Karim.

The MRV Working Group is currently developing a comprehensive action plan on REL/RLs and forest monitoring.  Matieu Henry is providing capacity building and technical support to the MRV group.  Mariam Akhter is coordinating the MRV group.  The objective is to facilitate the development of a nationally tailored and owned REDD+ roadmap and the MRV action plan.

For further information on the Bangladesh REDD+ Readiness Roadmap, including full minutes and participant lists from the ongoing consultations, contact Ben Vickers at ben.vickers@silvestrum.com.