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REDD+ Day at CBD COP11

At the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP11 meeting last month in India, the UN-REDD Programme hosted a full day event on REDD+, and launched its second Policy Brief on the multiple benefits of REDD+.

The UN-REDD Programme organized a successful REDD+ Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP11 in Hyderabad, India in October, which convened a number of important events, including a high-level panel on REDD+, biodiversity and ecosystem services for a green economy. The REDD+ Day also featured two other panels, focusing on key findings of the new Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) assessment and on REDD+ and biodiversity safeguards.  At the event, the UN-REDD Programme launched its second policy brief on the multiple benefits of REDD+, and was pleased to collaborate on the launch of a new publication from the Global Canopy Programme, entitled "The Little Forest Finance Book".

The REDD+ Day presented linkages between the REDD+ and biodiversity agendas, and the catalytic role and impacts that forest carbon finance could play for a transition to a green economy.  The topics of the REDD+ Day were designed to support the discussions within the CBD COP11 and linkages to the outcomes of Rio+20 and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Read more on the UN-REDD Programme's REDD+ Day

More on The Little Forest Finance Book
The "Little Forest Finance Book", published by the Global Canopy Programme, highlights different options to scale up forest financing, emphasizing financing as critical for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and calling for mobilizing the private sector to channel sustained alternative investments in forests.

At the launch of the publication last month, Ms. Henriette Killi Westrin, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Norway, said hoped the book will stimulate discussions and catalyze finance, in part through verified emissions reductions through the UNFCCC REDD+ mechanism, to protect forests from conversion to other land types. She said increased financing for verified emissions reductions through the REDD+ programme under the UNFCCC will support forests.

The Little Forest Finance Book is available on the Global Canopy Programme website.





In this issue


UN-REDD at COP18 and Forest Day 6

Lao PDR and Morocco Join the UN-REDD Programme

UN-REDD Policy Board Approves US$47.6 Million in Support to National REDD+ Actions

Indonesia Presents its REDD+ Forest Governance Progress

REDD+ Day at CBD COP11

Cambodia Takes First Step Toward a National Forest Inventory

Features & Commentary

Republic of the Congo Signs its UN-REDD National Programme
By: Georges Claver Boudzanga

Phasing out REDD+ Phase I in Viet Nam
By: Thomas Enters

Tanzania Conducts Comprehensive REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment
By: Ralf Ernst


Reports & Analysis

New UN-REDD Success Story: DRC's Safeguard Standards

Kenya Releases Report Linking the Value of Forests to the Economy

Two New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

REDD+ Partnership Meeting
25 November, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP18)
26 November- 7 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

Forest Day 6
2 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UN-REDD Programme COP18 side event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

REDD+ Partnership High-Level Event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

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