Announcements and News

Today key partners and stakeholders met in Hanoi to review an early beta version of the country’s Safeguard Information System (SIS).

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People from a range of government and non-government organisations are meeting in Nay Pyi Taw today and tomorrow to help prepare a national clarification of the Cancun safeguards, as part of their work to develop a national safeguards approach.

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As one of actions to implement REDD+ activities, a national consultationon Policies and Measures (PAMs) toaddress drivers of deforestation and forest degradation was organized by the Bangladesh Forest Department (FD) with support from the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme on 10 June 2018at the FD.

"There are existing policies and measures for betterment of forestry sector; however, the objective of previous and today’s exercise is to focus on those policies and or measures that can address drivers of deforestation and forest degradation," said Mr. Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, the Secretary to MOEF, at the workshop.

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My name is Manpreet Aulakh and I am a university student studying Climate change and environment policy at the University of Leeds in the UK. I am doing my masters dissertation on the Global processes of REDD+ in the post- Paris climate change regime.I was wondering anyone who has worked with/on  REDD+  will be available for a phone interview around mid- june or july to get your view on global REDD+ negotiations and how REDD+ has evolved from the 2010 Cancun agreements to the present in its global decision- making processes in order to create  successful polices to decrease global GHG emissions. Also what are the opportunities and challenges  for  REDD+  in regards to increasing international cooperation between developing REDD+ countries and the donor developed countries.  You can email me at .

Thank you. 

 


 

Stakeholders were working together in Ulaanbaatar yesterday on the design for Mongolia’s Safeguard Information System (SIS).

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El Programa Nacional ONU-REDD de Argentina organiza hoy y mañana 14 de junio el segundo Encuentro de Diálogo Multisectorial: hacia la implementación del Plan de Acción Nacional de Bosques y Cambio Climático. En esta ocasión tiene lugar en la Región de Parque Chaqueño, en Santiago del Estero.

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Bogotá, 31 de mayo de 2018. Con presencia de representantes de comunidades indígenas, afrocolombianas, del Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, el Instituto de Hidrología Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales, la Embajada de Noruega, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo y ONU Medio Ambiente se efectuó el cierre del Programa ONU-REDD en donde se hizo la presentación de sus principales resultados de su trabajo durante tres años en el país.

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Bogota, May 30, 2018. Organizational strengthening and empowerment around environmental issues, climate change, deforestation and conservation, are some of the results delivered by the UN-REDD Programme in Colombia after three years of work with different stakeholders related to forest governance and reducing deforestation and forest degradation, allowing Colombia to fulfill national and international commitments.

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Bogotá, 30 de mayo de 2018.  Fortalecimiento organizativo y empoderamiento en temas ambientales, asociados al cambio climático, a la deforestación y a la conservación del territorio son algunos de los resultados que entregó el programa ONU-REDD Colombia luego de tres años de trabajo con diferentes actores relacionados con la gobernanza forestal en el país en temas de reducción de la deforestación y degradación de los bosques, que además permitió cumplir con metas nacionales e internacionales en la materia.

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"Definition of the national approach and scope of REDD+ safeguards: Lessons learned from Ecuador" is now available in English.

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La creciente transformación del uso de suelo y la expansión de la frontera agrícola y áreas pobladas son factores en común entre Côte d’Ivoire y Costa Rica. En respuesta a esta problemática, ambos países han procurado, de manera creciente, delinear estrategias de movilización de recursos financieros para implementar estrategias para reducir la deforestación y degradación forestal, y promover planes de producción sostenible de sus materias primas.

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Globally, many countries are completing their REDD+ “Readiness” phase and advancing towards the “Implementation” and results phase.

As part of this process, more than thirty countries have begun to develop their Safeguard Information System (SIS), out of which some have also advanced with the preparation and submission of their Summaries of Information (SoI). Both the SIS and SoI are requirements of the Conference of Parties for the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the REDD+ Warsaw Framework. 

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On Tuesday, 10 April, CAFI, represented by 5 Board members and its Secretariat, convened a number of INGOs (CIFOR, CIRAD, EFI, ETH Zurich, FERN, Tropenbos, WCS, WRI, WWF), development partners (AFD, UNDP, FAO), and representatives of the DRC government and civil society.

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With 494 members from 78 countries, the online discussion group on REDD+ and Forest Governance – or the ‘D-Group’ as it is referred to – is a popular forum for informal exchange of information and ideas on issues of fundamental importance to the success of REDD+. Often the best advice can come from a peer who has faced a similar issue, sometimes in a distant country. The D-Group aims to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and insight across national boundaries to stimulate and inspire new effective approaches to forest governance challenges.

The D-Group grew out of a 2012 workshop on legal preparedness for REDD+ at FAO headquarters in Rome, where forestry experts gathered from around the world. Participants expressed great interest to continue the exchange and expand discussions into a larger “community of practice” on REDD+ law. The initial focus of this group was legal preparedness. Forest law is still an important area of discussion, but the group’s scope has expanded to cover forest governance generally, including topics like indigenous people´s rights, free prior and informed consent, land tenure, gender, benefit sharing, and safeguards. Relevant documents may also be uploaded to an online library.

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The group eagerly welcomes new members. Currently, members include legal experts, gender and indigenous people’s specialists, government representatives, decision-makers, civil society leaders, academics, and representatives from forest-dependent and indigenous communities, as well as small forest producer organisations. The group also welcomes people who would like to learn more about legal and governance reforms in the context of REDD+, taking into consideration developments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), relevant tools like the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), and protection of human rights.

To join the D-Group, please register at: https://dgroups.org/fao/law-for-redd-plus/

Indigenous peoples’ stakeholders and UN-REDD staff engaged in an information sharing session and dialogue at the annual assembly of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City on 17 April.

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On 17th and 18th April Uganda launched a prototype national Forest Account system at events targeting decision makers and technicians within key Government ministries.

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