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Introduction

This week, the Government of Norway will host the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference, which will seek to establish an interim partnership arrangement for REDD+. Conference organizers have written, “This partnership would aim to ensure rapid implementation of a global coordinated effort to preserve the world’s tropical forests, in line with UNFCCC decisions.” Read more…

News

Joint Response to Oslo Conference REDD+ Partnership Proposal

Organizers of the upcoming Interim REDD+ Partnership meeting in Oslo recently distributed a draft partnership document, which proposes that the UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) teams could assume the Secretariat duties of the proposed REDD+ interim arrangement. Read the official joint response to this proposal from the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank.

Brazzaville Declaration Reaffirms Central Africa’s Commitment to REDD+

The Declaration recognizes REDD+ as a “crucial” mechanism in the global fight against climate change and highlights the region’s desire to work with the UN-REDD Programme. Read full article…

Forest Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and REDD+

At a recent Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Kenya, the UN-REDD Programme stressed the need to keep biodiversity conservation a key component in the design of REDD+ strategies. Read full article…

UN-REDD & Brazil’s INPE: Building Forest Monitoring Capacities

The UN-REDD Programme and Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) are working side by side to make satellite monitoring systems available to UN-REDD Programme countries. Read full article…

MRV in Tanzania

Following the latest UN-REDD Programme workshop on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) in Tanzania, coordination of MRV activities is currently underway in the country. Read full article…

UN-REDD at the UNPFII

At the 9th session of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the end of April, the UN-REDD Programme hosted a side event, exploring significant examples of stakeholder engagement in the REDD+ readiness process. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

A REDD+ Partnership Based on the Rights of Forest Communities: Myth or Reality for the Future?

In the lead up to the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference which will seek to establish an interim partnership arrangement for REDD+, Civil Society representative to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board, Pacifique Mukumba Isumbisho, calls on the Oslo process to stay squarely focused on the rights of forest communities. Read full article…

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REDD+ in Ecuador: Ensuring Social and Environmental Co–Benefits

Ecuador, one of the UN-REDD Programme’s partner countries, is keeping social and environmental co-benefits a key priority in its REDD+ readiness preparations. REDD Specialist in Ecuador, Daniela Carrión, reports on how her country is achieving this goal. Read full article…

Safeguarding Multiple–Benefits

UN-REDD Programme Officer, Wahida Patwa–Shah and UN-REDD Natural Resources Officer, Linda Rosengren, look beyond carbon to flesh out the many ways forests provide benefits to society, and highlight steps the UN-REDD Programme is taking to ensure these benefits are safeguarded in national REDD+ strategies. Read full article…

Reports &  Analysis

Ecosystem Co-Benefits Workshop in Cambridge

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) workshop provides the UN-REDD Programme with guidance on how to tackle ecosystem co–benefits at the national and global levels and incorporate co–benefits into national REDD+ strategies. Read full article…
By Lera Miles, UNEP–WCMC

CIFOR Releases “Realising REDD+”

The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently released a comprehensive global review of current REDD+ research which shows the potential for REDD+ projects if countries embrace long and short–term policy reforms while learning from past lessons. Read full article…
By Sarah Sharples, CIFOR

UN-REDD/FAO to Publish National Forest MRV System Recommendations

The document, entitled “Framework proposal for a national forest MRV system for REDD+ implementation” will be presented during the 32nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), to be held in Bonn at the end of May. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

Joint Response to Oslo Conference REDD+ Partnership Proposal

Brazzaville Declaration Reaffirms Central Africa’s Commitment to REDD+

Forest Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and REDD+

UN-REDD & Brazil’s INPE: Building Forest Monitoring Capacities

MRV in Tanzania

UN-REDD at the UNPFII
Features & Commentary

A REDD+ Partnership Based on the Rights of Forest Communities: Myth or Reality for the Future? By: Pacifique Mukumba Isumbisho

REDD+ in Ecuador: Ensuring Social and Environmental Co-Benefits By: Daniela Carrión

Safeguarding Multiple-Benefits By: Wahida Patwa-Shah & Linda Rosengren
Reports & Analysis

Ecosystem Co-Benefits Workshop in Cambridge

CIFOR Releases “Realising REDD+”

UN-REDD/FAO to Publish National Forest MRV System Recommendations
Looking ahead

32nd Session of the UNFCCC Convention UN-REDD Side Event
3 June 2010: Bonn, Germany

World Environment Day
5 June 2010: (UN-REDD represented in Rwanda & Geneva)

23rd Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
9-11 June 2010, Bhutan

Forestry Carbon Markets & REDD Conference
10-11 June 2010, Washington, D.C.

18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference
28 June - 2 July 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland
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