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This week in Ulaanbaatar, representatives of key data management organisations – from the forest, land and other sectors – are meeting to consider requirements for operationalising a REDD+ safeguard information system (SIS) in Mongolia.

 

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According to the latest National Green House Gas Inventory submitted by Ecuador in its third national communication, the total net emission GHG emissions (base year 2012) from Ecuador were 80,627.16 Gg of CO2-eq in 2012. The Energy sector is the major contributor to national emis­sions with 47%, followed by LULUCF (land use, land-use change and forestry) sector with a share of 25% of net emissions. The Agricul­ture sector is placed third with an 18% share of GHG. The main source of GHG emissions in the LULUCF sector is deforestation (transformation of native forest in other lands) while in the Agriculture sector, most emissions come from the enteric fermentation category.

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The Africa Regional Knowledge Exchange will take place on 2nd and 3rd October 2018 at the UN Office, Nairobi.The exchange aims to shed light on emerging lessons, opportunities and challenges associated with jurisdictional REDD+ at both regional and global levels in the hope of strengthening on-going processes within countries.

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Since 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been collaborating closely with the Virtual Center of Excellence on Forest Monitoring (CEVMF) to reinforce South-South Cooperation in forest monitoring. This partnership operates within the framework of the Mesoamerican Strategy for Environmental Sustainability that aims to deepen and diversify existing regional cooperation in environmental matters in the context of the growing economic, political and social connection between ten countries of the Mesoamerican region.

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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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