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New UN-REDD Publications

The UN-REDD Programme has recently released several new publications tackling various technical REDD+ issues including REDD+ safeguards, freedom of information, land tenure, forest finance, and free, prior and informed consent.

New UN-REDD Programme Policy Brief on REDD+ Safeguards

The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to launch its third Policy Brief, entitled "Putting REDD+ Safeguards and Safeguard Information Systems into Practice", which examines the current state of work on REDD+ safeguards and outlines some of the key considerations for countries as they develop approaches to promote and support REDD+ safeguards. The brief also provides information on how safeguards are currently being addressed and respected. Read more

Download the Policy Brief in English. French and Spanish versions of this UN-REDD Programme Policy Brief will be available on the UN-REDD Programme website in February.

New Report on Freedom of Information and REDD+

Access to information is both as a prerequisite for full and effective engagement of stakeholders and as a foundation for transparency and accountability in REDD+. A new report of the UN-REDD Programme, entitled "Ensuring inclusive, transparent and accountable national REDD+ systems: the role of freedom of information", describes how the implementation of freedom of information laws can inform the development of transparent systems to access REDD+ information. The right of access to information is grounded into international environmental, anti-corruption and human rights law. Read more

Read the executive summary in English, French, Spanish.

Read the full report in English (the French and Spanish version will soon be available here).

Land Tenure and REDD+: The Case of Mesoamerican Countries

The new UN-REDD Programme publication, entitled "Tenure of Indigenous Peoples Territories and REDD+ as a Forestry Management Incentive: The Case of Mesoamerican Countries", provides an analytical framework to guide the REDD+ readiness and implementation processes by examining the interactions between existing initiatives of Payment for Environmental Services (PES), other incentives to protect forests and the current development of collective land and natural resources tenure of indigenous peoples in the Mesoamerican region. Read more

Download the publication in English and Spanish.

Lessons Learn on Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Asia-Pacific

The new UN-REDD Programme publication, entitled "Free, Prior and Informed Consent for REDD+ in the Asia-Pacific Region: Lessons Learned", presents recent field-level experiences in the application of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) from the region and distills useful lessons learned and recommendations. Read more

Download this publication in EnglishFrench and Spanish.


Little Forest Finance Book Now Available in Bahasa Indonesian, French and Spanish

Following the October launch of the Little Forest Finance Book at the Convention on Biological Diversity COP11 in India, the publication is now also available in Bahasa Indonesian, French and Spanish.

Published by the Global Canopy Programme, with financial and technical support from the UN-REDD Programme, the Little Forest Finance Book is a primer for anyone seeking to overcome the challenges of scaling up forest-friendly finance. The book describes obstacles that are currently stalling investment in activities that reduce tropical deforestation, or maintain or restore forests, and presents fourteen catalysts that can be used to overcome these obstacles.





In this issue


Donor Support Increases for UN-REDD

UN-REDD at COP18 and Forest Day 6

REDD+ Progress in Bhutan and Cambodia

New Head of UN-REDD Secretariat

UN-REDD Advances Work on Safeguards and Multiple Benefits of REDD+

Forest Experts Collaborate to Develop New Forest Governance Guide

Features & Commentary

REDD+ in Indonesia – Is Indonesia Ready?
By: Rogier Klaver

More Countries Engage with IPCC's Emission Factor Database
By: Matieu Henry

Reports & Analysis

New UN-REDD Publications

DRC Finalizes Series of Studies on Drivers of Deforestation

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

Looking ahead

Scoping mission to Colombia
21-24 January, 2013: Bogotá, Colombia

Republic of the Congo Inception Workshop
22-25 January, 2013: Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Regional Forum and Workshop on Anti-Corruption and Free, Prior and Informed Consent for REDD+
29 January-2 February, 2013: Lima, Peru

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