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ELCs tied to destruction of forests in new report

30/07/2015 Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodis's most crucial forests are disappearing at a rate of more than 2,000 square kilometres a year, as agricultural firms continue to harvest timber by illegal means in protected areas and national parks, according to a study from Washington-based Forest Trends. 

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Changement climatique : des ministères clés invités à capitaliser la REDD+ 

27/07/2015 - Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale
La coordination nationale Redd+ a entrepris une campagne de sensibilisation  au niveau des ministères des Mines et de la géologie et celui de la Réforme foncière et du domaine public. Au centre des échanges, la stratégie nationale et leur implication aux enjeux économique, social et environnemental.

Ethiopia: Efforts in Reducing Emissions From Deforestation 
19/07/2015 -- Ethiopia Herald

In order to realize sustainable development, the economic plan should consider an environmental friendly approach.

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Participants commend Ghana Integrity Initiative for initiating the MSP REDD+ project
20/07/2015 -- Ghana News Agency
The Ghana Integrity Initiative community Multi-Stakeholder Platform project for effective implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) activities in Ghana, has been lauded at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings between 2013 and 2033 on current trends, highlighting the importance of investing in the forestry sector to alleviate poverty and boost growth, according to a new report. 

Liberia: World Bank Team Hails Liberia's Redd+ Initiatives
01/07/2015 -- The New Dawn
According to the New Liberia Media Initiatives, the World Bank team has hailed the government's Agenda for Transformation or Vision 2030 as an enabling policy framework, which is emerging as well as legislation of lands rights policy, still being highly anticipated.


World Expo Milano 2015
1 May-31 October 2015 -- Milan

14th World Forestry Congress
7-11 September 2015 -- Durban, South Africa 
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Global Landscape Forum
5-6 December 2015 -- Paris
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UNFCCC COP21 Climate Summit

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The document provides a structural overview of UNFCCC requirements for FREL/FRL construction, summarizing UNFCCC guidance and translating it into elements needed for FREL/FRL construction. A description of possible advantages and risks associated with different options for each of these elements is added to provide some practical considerations to FREL/FRL construction. 

This report provides examples of areas where REDD+ actions could potentially deliver individual specific benefits, in addition to the climate mitigation benefits of REDD+.

The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to launch of the Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on REDD+, produced by UN CC:Learn. The guide includes resources from key REDD+ technical information sources including the UN-REDD Programme and its collaborating UN agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP), and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. 

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The 2014 annual progress report of the UN-REDD Programme is now available and provides updates on key results of the Programme and its country partners. 
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REDD+ Technical Adviser / Asesor Técnico REDD+

National Consultant REDD+ Safeguards Specialist
Applications now being accepted for Papua New Guinea nationals for a Safeguards Specialist.

UN-REDD Programme Intern:
Programme Management
Applications now being accepted for an intern with the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat in Geneva.

UN-REDD Programme Editor and Documentation Manager
Applications will soon be accepted for a consultant to support the editing and documentation management needs of the UN-REDD Programme, based in Geneva with the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat.

GCF International Climate Policy Specialist
The Green Climate Fund is accepting applications for the post of International Climate Policy Specialist to be based with the Secretariat in South Korea. 
Need for renewed momentum towards achieving climate accord

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change Janos Pasztor highlights recent initiatives meant to bolster the efforts towards a successful outcome at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-21), which will be held in Paris at the end of the year. Read.

World Forestry Congress 'must leave lasting legacy' -- inspire youth

Tiina Vahanen, XIV WFC Associate Secretary-General,underlines that the Congress, which takes place 7-9 September 2015 in Durban, will be the biggest forestry event of this decade, and will have a special focus on youth to inspire them to contribute to the future of forests and forestry. Read.



Sixty-one Partner Countries for UN-REDD Programme 

The UN-REDD Programme is please to announce that the Republic of Guinea has become the 61st Partner Countries of the Programme.  View full list. 

UN-REDD Programme hosting high-level side event at World Forestry Congress

This is a high-level event on the role of forests and a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to fight climate change and realize sustainable development. The 2016-2020 role and strategy of the UN-REDD Programme will also be highlighted as a tool to realize this potential. Register to attend.

Banking on REDD+: Can bank and investor risk policies on soft commodities benefit REDD+?

A new UN-REDD Programme Info Brief assesses whether soft commodity risk policies by banks and investors could potentially benefit UN-REDD Programme partner countries to achieve REDD+ results.
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Community Based REDD+ call for proposals in Panama a success / Exitosa respuesta a la convocatoria REDD+ de Base Comunitaria "Bosques de Vida" en Panamá

Ten proposals amounting to approximately US$ 250,000 have been submitted from indigenous peoples and campesino communities in Panama in response to the Community Based REDD+ national call for proposals. 

Un total de 10 proyectos por un monto aproximado de 250.000 dólares fueron propuestos desde pueblos indígenas y comunidades campesinas de Panamá en respuesta a la convocatoria para proyectos REDD+ de Base Comunitaria lanzada hace un par de meses en Panamá.
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The National Programme in Argentina will promote measures to mitigate climate change and protect native forests by reducing emissions caused from forest deforestation and degradation, in coherence with the national Forest Law and the national legal framework.

El Programa Nacional en Argentina promoverá medidas de mitigación del cambio climático y protección de los bosques nativos para así reducir las emisiones causadas por la deforestación y degradación, en alineamiento con la Ley de Bosques. 

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Hosted by the Royal Society in London from 10-11 June, GLF: The Investment Case brought together more than 200 experts from finance and investment, the UN, not-for-profit organizations and government officials focused on how to incentivize and scale-up sustainable landscape solutions. UNEP-FI led four main sessions.

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The Cambodia REDD+ National Programme is developing a decision support tool that combines spatial and economic information, with assistance from the UN-REDD Programme. As part of this process, a week-long capacity-building and joint working session brought together representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations and academia involved in REDD+ planning and implementation in Cambodia. Learn more.

A two-day training focused on supporting greenhouse gas inventory capacity building of national staff was held in Islamabad gathering over 20 country experts from various national and subnational entities. Learn more.
Papua New Guinea launches Satellite Land Monitoring System Laboratory
Technical experts participate in training on greenhouse gas inventories in Ivory Coast
Geographic information systems training held in Solomon Islands
Guatemala, Honduras and FAO release studies on the legal options to implement REDD+

New UN-REDD Publication on forest reference levels for REDD+ now available in multiple languages

Satellite Land Monitoring Systems for REDD+ - Understanding the basics by using remote sensing data

This video provides information on how remote sensing tools can help in reducing emissions from forest deforestation and degradation (REDD+) and how UN agencies are supporting countries to get ready for REDD+. Within the UN-REDD Programme FAO along with UNEP and UNDP supports countries to develop tools for remote sensing, satellite data processing for monitoring REDD+ activities and for the measurement of forest activity data to support the design and implementation of national forest inventories as well as greenhouse gases inventories.


Video: Participación de Pueblos Indígenas en el Taller de Arranque del Programa ONU-REDD Colombia / Engagement of Indigenous Peoples during Colombia's Inception Workshop

Los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades afro-colombianas tuvieron una activa participación durante el taller de inicio del programa ONU-REDD en Colombia. En este video hablan sobre sus expectativas acerca de las contribuciones que el Programa puede hacer al avance de REDD+ en el país.

Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities had an active participation during the inception workshop of the UN-REDD Programme in Colombia. In this video they talk about their expectations around the contributions of the Programme for the advancement of REDD+ in the country.


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