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Program engages forest owners
30/01/2016 Fiji Times
Identifying landowners who are committed to the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests' REDD+ program was one of the key issues discussed at the Fiji National REDD+ Program Planning Workshop on Thursday.

REDD+ in a Blue-Green Era
30/01/2016 The Nation (Sri Lanka)
The REDD+ programme, which has been underway since 2013, has undertaken in-depth studies and analysis of data on the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. The objective is to prepare a comprehensive strategy by 2017 which will help realise Sri Lanka's forest conservation goals.

'Green-Pakistan' plan being devised to promote forestry: Zahid 

22/01/2016 Economic Times
India today submitted its first Biennial Update Report (BUR) today to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting that it emitted 2,136.84 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gases (GHG) in 2010 with the energy sector being the top contributor at 71 per cent. About 12 per cent of emissions were offset by carbon sink action of forests and croplands, considering which the national GHG emissions are arrived at a total of 1,884.31 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment & Forests today said.  Read more.

Mikoko Pamoja community based organization members at Gazi and Makongeni in Msambweni Kwale plant mangrove plants at the shores of Indian ocean as they conserve the plant to trap carbon dioxide for climate change mitigation.They earn Sh1 million annually for the last two years for planting and conserving mangrove.    Read more.


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Experts on REDD+ fund management, Nepal 

Request for proposal for Support of the revision of Viet Nam's National REDD+ Action Programme (NRAP)

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Pioneers of social inclusion and REDD+
Lera Miles on the outlook for forest landscape restoration in a low emissions future
Lera Miles is based at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, coordinating its work on REDD+ benefits and safeguards in support of the UN-REDD Programme. She reflects on the REDD+ chapter of UNEP's latest Emissions Gap Report and related outcomes of UNFCCC COP21 in Paris.  Read.
A Panama hat trick?
Towards compatibility between agricultural fiscal incentives and REDD+
Ivo Mulder, UNEP-FI, reflects on a high-level dialogue at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris in December 2015 highlighting the need to seek greater alignment between stimulating agricultural production through fiscal incentives, with efforts to reduce and remove forest carbon emissions. 
UN-REDD Programme 2016-2020 Strategy Framework 
The UN-REDD Programme's 2016-2020 Strategic Framework is now being implemented. It includes an emphasized "country led" approach and strengthened focus on supporting countries to meet UNFCCC REDD+ requirements for results-based payments.
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Report of the 15th UN-REDD Programme Policy Board Meeting released
The official report of the 15th Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting has now been released.  
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Avances del Programa ONU-REDD+ en LAC en 2015 y desafíos frente a 2016 / UN-REDD Programme progress in LAC in 2015 and challenges towards 2016
Durante 2015 el Programa ONU-REDD continuó consolidando el apoyo a los países en la región Latinoamérica y El Caribe y mostrando positivos avances en la preparación de REDD+. 
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During 2015 the UN-REDD Programme continued consolidating country support in the Latin American and Caribbean region and supporting partner countries' REDD+ readiness progress.
More than 1,300 people sign up for free online REDD+ Academy 
The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to announce that more than 1,300 people have registered for the first online version of its  successful  REDD+ Academy course in December 2015. Join these REDD+ practitioners and policymakers today in expanding your REDD+ knowledge. 
Conocimiento científico y saber local para  caracterizar causas y agentes de la transformación del bosque en Colombia
Tan importante como el análisis científico y el uso de tecnología de punta para identificar los factores que causan la deforestación y la degradación, es el conocimiento que poseen los grupos humanos que habitan esos territorios; esas comunidades se constituyen en aliados estratégicos a la hora de entender el contexto y las causas del problema, y su conocimiento definitivamente alimenta las metodologías que se diseñan en el nivel nacional para estudiar este fenómeno.  
UNEP organized a high-level dialogue at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris in December 2015 highlighting the need to seek greater alignment between stimulating agricultural production through fiscal incentives, with efforts to reduce and remove forest carbon emissions. 
REDD+ Day at the Rio Conventions Pavilion brought together panelists from eight UN-REDD Programme partner countries
REDD+ day at UNFCCC COP21 included discussions on country approaches to safeguards, and the development of safeguards information systems (SIS), informed by examples from Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Peru and Zambia. This highlighted UN-REDD Programme support for processes such as stakeholder consultation, technical assessments, and SIS design that ensures REDD+ actions, among other things, respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.
Enter the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 app competition : deadline extended to 15 April 2016
The FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2015 app competition challenges entrants to develop a mobile application that can help better manage our forest resources and improve understanding of forests worldwide.  First prize is a US$ 2,000 paid assignment with FAO's Forestry Department, while up to three runners-up will receive a tablet. Deadline for submission is 15 April 2016.  Learn more.  
The aim of the roadmap is to provide direction to the Malawi REDD+ Programme for capacity development and more importantly, to serve as a guide or framework for the country's NFMS.
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Countries share views and progress on forest reference levels 
Last month in Paris, representatives from Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo and Zambia presented the status of their draft FREL/FRL submission to the UNFCCC and shared common challenges.
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A two-day  National REDD+ Lessons Learned and Closing Workshop  was organized in Papua New Guinea to review progress achieved towards REDD+ readiness, and to take stock of what is left to be done before advancing to REDD+ implementation.
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Mongolia has conducted two important REDD+ studies: identifying key drivers of forest cover change, as well as the underlying causes of these drivers through socio-political, economic, technological and ecological perspectives; and an assessment of Mongolia's current policy, legal and institutional framework against the internationally agreed requirements for operationalizing REDD+ 
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Three technical trainings have been held in Bangladesh to strengthen NFMS capacities through the use of different software to improve data collection and analysis.
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To support assessing the uncertainties of these maps in terms of accuracy and precision, FAO has produced a new resource publication Map Accuracy Assessment and Area Estimation: A Practical Guide.
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Advances in participatory process to develop Costa Rica's REDD+ National Strategy 
This video developed by the Costa Rica's Forest Financing Fund describes the steps, key stakeholders involved, challenges and lessons learned during the participatory process carried out in the country for the creation its National REDD+ Strategy.

Logros y lecciones aprendidas del Programa Nacional Conjunto de Ecuador 
Este video animado resume los principales logros y lecciones aprendidas durante el desarrollo del Programa Nacional Conjunto de Ecuador entre 2012 y 2015, llevado a cabo con el apoyo de ONU-REDD y bajo el liderazgo del Ministerio del Ambiente de Ecuador.

Ecuador's National Joint Programme achievements and lessons learned 
This animated video compiles the main achievements and lessons learned during the development of Ecuador's National Joint Programme from 2012-2015 with the support of UN-REDD and under the leadership of Ecuador's Ministry of Environment.

Escuchando al bosque en Panamá: Proceso de escucha activa del Programa ONU-REDD - canal mujeres 
Durante 2014 y 2015 Panamá llevó a cabo un proceso de escucha activa sobre la situación del bosque y los retos para reducir las emisiones causadas por la deforestación y degradación con miras a la elaboración participativa de la Estrategia Nacional REDD+. El diálogo incluyó cinco grupos de actores relevantes en el país, entre ellos un canal específico para mujeres. Este video recoge las voces y opiniones de las mujeres de comunidades indígenas, afrodescendientes y campesinas de Panamá.

Listening to the forest in Panama: UN-REDD Programme active listening process - women's channel ( Spanish with English subtitles)
During 2014 and 2015 Panama carried out an "active listening" process with key stakeholders on the situation of the forest and the challenges to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation looking at the participatory construction of Panama's National REDD+ Strategy. The dialogue included several key stakeholder groups; including a specific channel for women. This video shows the voices and opinions of women from indigenous, afro-descendant and campesino communities of Panama.

Webcast: Joint FCPF/UN-REDD Programme 2015 Global REDD+ Knowledge Exchange
More than 100 participants from 30+ countries took part in this country-led REDD+ knowledge exchange held in San Jose, Costa Rica in November 2015. All individual session videos are now available


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