The United Nations Collaborative Programme
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Introduction

REDD+ as part of the global climate change solution continues to evolve at a rapid pace. On 11 March, 54 countries from the world’s major forest basins gathered in Paris to begin defining an interim REDD+ partnership which will feed into the REDD+ negotiations already underway in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More donors came to the table, and many of them pledged to devote at least 20 per cent of their fast-start funding under the Copenhagen Accord to REDD+. Read more…

News

Bolivia, DRC and Zambia Secure Critical Funding for Their REDD+ Readiness

The three countries share their reactions and game plans after the UN-REDD Programme’s 4th Policy Board Meeting approves US$14.7 million for their national REDD+ strategies. Read full article…

REDD+ Country Progress… In Their Own Words

At the recent Policy Board meeting in Nairobi, country representatives, Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society organizations, and donors spoke to the UN-REDD Programme about their commitment to REDD+ readiness and the value of their partnership with the Programme. Below are excerpts from some of those interviews. Read full article…

FAO Publishes its Latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2010) and Calls for Early Action on REDD+

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For analysis of some of the FRA 2010’s key findings, read UN-REDD Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, Petteri Vuorinen’s article in the Features & Commentary section.

Features & Commentary

Forest Area Statistics Don’t Tell Everything

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released their latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2010) report, which shows that world deforestation has decreased over the past 10 years but continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries.

UN-REDD Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, Petteri Vuorinen, provides preliminary analysis of some of the FRA 2010’s key findings in Asia, and suggests they underscore the need for the UN-REDD Programme, now more than ever. Read full article…

UN-REDD National Programmes: Where to Begin?

On the heels of Indonesia’s recent Inception Workshop at the end of March, REDD+ consultant and redd-plus.com blogger, Chris Cosslett, reviews what these kick-off events mean for UN-REDD National Programmes. Read full article…

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Holds its Course… and its Pace

With almost US$9 million in new REDD+ funding, National UN-REDD Coordinator, Fabien Monteils, highlights DRC’s REDD+ readiness priorities moving forward. Read full article…

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Reports &  Analysis

Applying FPIC in Viet Nam

As the first country programme to proceed with formal preparations for field-based REDD+ activities, the Viet Nam UN-REDD Programme is pioneering a process to seek Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in two pilot districts. Read full article…

REDD+ at the Africa Carbon Forum

The UN-REDD Programme explores emerging opportunities for REDD+ in the agriculture and forestry sectors at the Africa Carbon Forum in Nairobi. Read full article…

IPCC Experts Meeting

The UN-REDD Programme participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) expert meeting in Japan to explore ways of improving REDD+ guidelines. Read full article…

The UN-REDD Programme 2009 Year in Review Report

In March, the UN-REDD Programme released its inaugural “Year in Review” report for 2009.  Read full article…

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In this issue

News

Bolivia, DRC and Zambia Secure Critical Funding for their REDD+ Readiness

REDD+ Country Progress… In Their Own Words

FAO Publishes its Latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2010) and Calls for Early Action on REDD+
Features & Commentary

Forest Area Statistics Don’t tell Everything By: Petteri Vuorinen

UN-REDD National Programmes: Where to begin? By: Chris Cosslett

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Holds its Course… and its Pace By: Fabien Monteils
Reports & Analysis

Applying FPIC in Viet Nam

REDD+ at the Africa Carbon Forum

IPCC Experts Meeting

The UN-REDD Programme 2009 Year in Review Report
Looking ahead

9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
19-30 April 2010: UN Headquarters in New York

World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
19-22 April 2010: Cochabamba, Bolivia

UNFCCC Expert Meeting on Capacity Building for REDD
26-27 April 2010, Bonn, Germany

UN-REDD Workshop: Identifying and Promoting Ecosystem Co-Benefits from REDD+, Organised by UNEP-WCMC
27-29 April 2010, Cambridge, UK

Olso Meeting on Interim REDD+ Arrangement
27 May 2010, Oslo, Norway
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