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Introduction

This week, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation will host the first-ever "Oslo REDD Exchange". This  workshop will bring together REDD+ practitioners and technical experts, the scientific community, Indigenous Peoples, forest communities, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations from around the world that are directly involved in “making REDD+ work”. It will focus on safeguards and REDD+, with a particular emphasis on the exchange of experiences from the field.  Read more…

News

Solomon Islands Now Ready for REDD+ Readiness

With the recent signing of Solomon Islands' initial National UN-REDD Programme Document, the country is now ready to begin the process of laying the foundations for its national REDD+ strategy. Read full article…

Providing Information on Governance of Forests and REDD+

At a recent expert meeting in Rome, the UN-REDD Programme, together with Chatham House and the World Bank, presented two new guides to assist practitioners in providing information on governance of forests and REDD+. Read full article…

6 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

The UN-REDD Programme welcomes Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mongolia, Pakistan and Peru as new partners to the Programme. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

Advancing on MRV for REDD+ in Mexico

Rosa María Román from the UN-REDD Programme provides an update on the project “Reinforcing REDD+ Readiness in Mexico and enabling South-South cooperation"-- the main outcome of the cooperation between Norway and Mexico aimed at strengthening the country’s MRV system and sharing experiences on REDD+ in the region. Read full article…

Making the Case for REDD+

The Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat, Dr. Yemi Katerere, recently authored two editorials, looking at how REDD+ has brought conserving and sustainably managing forests back to centre stage and highlighting the challenges that lie ahead for REDD+. Read full article…

Reports &  Analysis

Safeguards Highlighted at UN-REDD and Ecuador Event in Bonn

The UN-REDD Programme and Ecuador's side event at the UN's Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) focused on new tools and country progress in addressing REDD+ safeguards. Read full article…

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in REDD+ Highlighted at the UNPFII

At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII), the UN-REDD Programme presented its forthcoming FPIC and Recourse Guidelines, and joint guidelines for stakeholder engagement recently developed with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and Forest Investment Program. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

Solomon Islands Now Ready for REDD+ Readiness

Providing Information on Governance of Forests and REDD+

6 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme
Features & Commentary

Advancing on MRV for REDD+ in Mexico
By: Rosa María Román


Making the Case for REDD+
By: Dr. Yemi Katerere
Reports & Analysis

Safeguards Highlighted at UN-REDD and Ecuador Event in Bonn

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in REDD+ Highlighted at the UNPFII
Looking ahead

Oslo REDD Exchange
23-24 June, 2011: Oslo, Norway

Latin America and Caribbean REDD+ capacity building workshop
5-8 July, 2011: Quito, Ecuador
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