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Introduction

Next week, the UN-REDD Programme will host its fifth Policy Board meeting at the International Monetary Fund facility from 4-5 November in Washington, D.C. This particular Policy Board meeting is significant as the board will be asked to endorse the UN-REDD Programme's five-year strategic plan as well as consider funding requests for full and initial National Programmes from five countries. Two other countries will present roadmaps for National Programmes to be submitted after the board meeting. Coming just days after the CBD COP10 in Nagoya and a few weeks before UNFCCC COP16, the Policy Board provides a valuable opportunity for countries to take stock of progress with national level REDD+ activities. Read more…

News

New Carbon Maps Contribute to Wider Conservation

The UN-REDD Programme has helped to develop specialized carbon maps that highlight areas where investments in carbon could contribute to community livelihoods and conservation goals. Read full article…

UN-REDD - INPE Training on National Forest Monitoring Systems

The UN-REDD Programme and Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) collaborate to help interested REDD+ countries set up their own national satellite forest monitoring systems. Read full article…

2 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Gabon and Guyana as new partners to the Programme. Read full article…

New Info on Multiple Benefits for REDD+

To coincide with the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, the UN-REDD Programme has added new materials on the biodiversity and ecosystem benefits of REDD+ on un-redd.org. Read full article…

REDD+ Partnership Launches New Website

The Interim REDD+ Partnership launched its new website, reddpluspartnership.org, during its recent workshop at the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Tianjin. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

Paraguay's National Programme for REDD+

REDD Regional Technical Advisor for the UN-REDD Programme in Paraguay, Santiago Carrizosa, highlights the steps Paraguay has taken since 2008 to develop their National Programme document for REDD+, which will be presented at the upcoming UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting in November. Read full article…

Biodiversity Benefits of REDD+

The UN-REDD Programme recently convened a workshop exploring the biodiversity benefits of REDD+ in Nairobi, and Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, the elected representative of indigenous peoples in Africa to the UN- REDD Programme Policy Board, highlights the challenges and opportunities discussed. Read full article…

Reports &  Analysis

UN-REDD FPIC Workshop in Panama

The UN-REDD Programme held a consultation with Indigenous Peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate the development of guidelines on how to apply the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and develop recourse mechanisms for UN-REDD Programme activities during the REDD+ Readiness process. Read full article…

REDD+ at COFO

During the 20th session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), the UN-REDD Programme participated in information events on REDD+ and forest monitoring, briefing delegates on the latest REDD+ developments from around the world. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

New Carbon Maps Contribute to Wider Conservation

UN-REDD-INPE Training on National Forest Monitoring Systems

2 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

New Info on Multiple Benefits for REDD+

REDD+ Partnership Launches New Website
Features & Commentary

Paraguay's National Programme for REDD+ By: Santiago Carrizosa

Biodiversity Benefits of REDD+ Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika
Reports & Analysis

UN-REDD FPIC Workshop in Panama

REDD+ at COFO
Looking ahead

FCPF Participants Committee Meeting
1 - 3 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

UN-REDD Programme 5th Policy Board Meeting
4-5 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

FIP Sub-Committee Meeting
8 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

14th International Anti-Corruption Conference
10-13 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

UN-REDD/Chatham House Monitoring Governance Workshop
18-19 November 2010, Rome, Italy

COP 16 UNFCCC
29 Nov- 10 Dec 2010, Cancun, Mexico

Forest Day 4, "After Copenhagen: Maintaining the Momentum"
5 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
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