The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
 
 
 
 

Introduction

In December, REDD+ took another significant step forward when an official agreement on REDD+ was reached at COP16. The UN-REDD Programme applauded the decision, and upon further reflection over the past month, we remain encouraged that REDD+ is on the right track to achieving its goal of reducing emissions from the forestry sector in developing countries. Read more…

News

UN-REDD in Cancun

The UN-REDD Programme organized and participated in various events at COP16 and Forest Day 4 in Cancun, with the goal of facilitating and contributing to knowledge sharing and a greater understanding of what countries need to make REDD+ work. Read full article…

Norway and UN-REDD Help Mexico Strengthen its MRV System

At a special event held during the United Nations climate change negotiations (COP16) in December, Norway and Mexico sign a US$15 million collaborative agreement to build Mexico's REDD+ capacities in the area of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV). Read full article…

Zambia Launches Implementation of its UN-REDD National Programme

The Integrated Land Use Assessment (ILUA) and the UN-REDD Programme in Zambia join forces to support country efforts for a future REDD+ mechanism. Read full article…

UN-REDD FPIC Consultations in Africa

The UN-REDD Programme will meet with Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities from Africa next week to receive inputs and guidance in an on-going process to develop guidelines and recourse mechanisms for Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for REDD+. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

2011: International Year of Forests

The Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat, Jan McAlpine, highlights the role the International Year of Forests will play in bringing critical attention to the world's forests. Read full article…

Early Lessons on REDD+

At the start of a new year, UN-REDD Programme team members reflect on the early lessons that are emerging in the Programme's work with REDD+ partner countries. Read full article…

Reports &  Analysis

Estimating the Opportunity Costs of REDD+

The UN-REDD Programme recently collaborated with a team of experts from the World Bank Institute (WBI), the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the ASB-Partnership at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) to provide critical training to identify the range of costs associated with REDD+. Read full article…

Land Tenure and Climate Change Mitigation

Experts from the UN-REDD Programme, the FAO Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture project (MICCA project) and the FAO team responsible for the voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources, recently came together to identify what is needed to address land tenure issues in the implementation of climate change mitigation policies. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

UN-REDD in Cancun

Norway and UN-REDD Help Mexico Strengthen its MRV System

Zambia Launches Implementation of its UN-REDD National Programme

UN-REDD FPIC Consultations in Africa
Features & Commentary

2011: International Year of Forests By: Jan McAlpine

Early Lessons on REDD+
Reports & Analysis

Estimating the Opportunity Costs of REDD+

Land Tenure and Climate Change Mitigation
Looking ahead

United Nations Forum on Forests, 9th Session
24 January - 4 February 2011, New York, USA

UN-REDD Programme Regional FPIC Workshop
24 - 27 January 2011, Arusha, Tanzania

Chatham House Illegal Logging Stakeholder Update
27 - 28 January, 2011, London, UK

9th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
8 February, 2011, London, UK
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