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Third Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme to take place in Washington, D.C. from 29-30 October 2009

With COP 15 around the corner, the UN-REDD Programme’s Policy Board meets to approve new country programmes, review progress and assess lessons learned

The UN-REDD Programme’s third Policy Board is scheduled to take place at a time where many climate change events are being organized all over the world, and a month before COP 15, the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The objectives of the meeting are, amongst others, to assess the steps taken by the Programme in its first year of activities, and to draw conclusions from the experience and lessons emerging from its national programmes.

With much of the world’s attention focused on issues of climate change, the meeting will then take advantage of this unique opportunity to constructively contribute to the global debate on REDD by taking the key lessons and experience from the UN-REDD Programme pilot activities to the Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference in December.

The Policy Board is the apex governance body of the UN-REDD Programme. It meets to provide overall leadership, strategic directions and financial allocations to ensure the overall success of the programme. The Policy Board is composed of representatives from the Programme’s nine pilot countries, donors to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund, civil society, indigenous peoples representatives from Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the three UN agencies as well as observers from the Global Environment Found, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and The World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.


In this issue


United Nations event on forests and climate change underscores North-South agreement and support for REDD

Systematic review of methods to measure and assess terrestrial carbon

Last days to vote for civil society representatives

Features & Commentary

UN-REDD and indigenous peoples’ engagement: the case of Africa -- By Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika

Reports & Analysis

Several UN-REDD countries participate in discussion on assessment and monitoring forest degradation

UN-REDD countries meet to share experiences on measuring, reporting and verification systems for REDD

US$4.38 million UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme launched

Looking ahead

Third Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme to take place in Washington, D.C. from 29-30 October 2009

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