April/May 2017

This edition of The REDD+ Resource includes a look into the true value of forests, the effectiveness of logging bans, inclusive agriculture green growth, updates from our partner countries and much more.

Infona: Paraguay depreda al año 336.000 ha de bosque
21/03/2017 | ABC Color

Guardians of the forest
21/03/2017 | UNDP

Results-based payments to
reduce deforestation

22/03/2017 | The Guardian

New study provides a blueprint for engaging indigenous peoples in REDD+ forest monitoring
28/03/2017 | Mongabay

[PNG] REDD+ Strategy to be submitted to NEC this month
18/03/2017 | Loop
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Indonesia Palm Oil Platform Invites the Public to Comment on New Sustainability Plan
07/03/2017 | UNDP
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Ecuador Steps up Efforts to Address Deforestation from Agricultural Commodities in the Amazon Basin
15/03/2017 | UNDP
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Key role of forests in meeting climate targets
27/02/2017 | EU Science Hub

Chocolate Giants In New Bid To Save The Rainforests
14/03/2017 | Huffington Post

PNG's CDDA to strengthen communities on sustainable management of forests
02/2017 | Papua New Guinea Today

Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land
21/02/2017 | The Guardian
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Indonesian president hands over management of forests to indigenous people
20/02/2017 | Forest News
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UN Environment Head Erik Solheim reflects on the true value of forests in this op-ed written for International Day of Forests 2017. 
FAO's Patrick Durst and UN Environment's Thomas Enters look at the evidence for the impact of logging bans
UN Environment's Tim Christophersen and EcoAgriculture Partners' Seth Shames discuss four key actions to achieve a new paradigm of inclusive agriculture green growth.
UNDP's Elizabeth Eggerts and Josep Gari write for IISD on how the pursuit of gender equality proves to be a catalyst, reinvigorating policy and project options, in efforts for the conservation and sustainable management of forests,
Judith Walcott, especialista en salvaguardas y beneficios múltiples del Programa ONU-REDD, habla con Mirta Pereira, asesora de la Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) y anterior punto focal técnico del Programa Nacional Conjunto ONU-REDD Paraguay, sobre la experiencia del Paraguay en la construcción de su enfoque nacional de salvaguardas, y su parte integral en el desarrollo de políticas, acciones y medidas REDD+. 
The Republic of Congo recently completed an economic analysis of the costs and benefits of its strategic options for REDD+ and a review of the sources of financing for the implementation of its National REDD+ Strategy. UN Environment's Emelyne Cheney and Jonathan Gheyssens discuss in this second part of the conversation their experience of supporting the country with this challenging but ultimately decisive piece of work.
As part of the GAMBUT project, UN Environment and UNOPS have teamed up to test technically sound peat rehabilitation methods in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
A delegation of Nigerian federal and state government officials visited South Korea from 24 February to 1 March 2017 to explore a strategic partnership on REDD+, sustainable forest management and green growth. 
For two weeks in late November and early December 2016, a masters' level course in MRV for REDD+ was held for Pacific Island countries at the University of Melbourne's Creswick Campus.
Para promover un mayor intercambio de conocimientos sobre este tema y apoyar a los países a integrar una perspectiva de género en su acción REDD+, el Programa ONU-REDD ha publicado recientemente un nuevo documento sobre  Enfoques y experiencias de género en los procesos de REDD + en América Latina: Lecciones de Ecuador, Panamá y Perú .
To promote knowledge exchange and support countries in integrating a gender perspective within their REDD+ action, the UN-REDD Programme has recently released a new paper on  Approaches and Experiences on Gender in REDD+ Processes in Latin America: Lessons from Chile, Ecuador, Panama and Peru (available in Spanish)
En la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador, se dio inicio al taller de capacitación sobre las plataformas Google Earth Engine, System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing & Analysis for Land Monitoring para la generación de mapas de bosque no bosque, detección de cambios y deforestación.
Improved forest monitoring systems, a critical measure on the road to implementing REDD+, have advanced significantly in Sri Lanka with the launch of an online geoportal that will help the country move close to achieving its development and mitigation targets.
Le 28 février 2017 à Kinshasa, un atelier d'identification des besoins en information sur les forêts dans le cadre de la préparation du premier Inventaire Forestier National (IFN) de la RDC a eu lieu. 
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