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Papua New Guinea initiated a process to establish a Multi-stakeholder Palm Oil Platform tasked with developing an action plan and policy approach for sustainable palm oil for the country.

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The UN-REDD Programme, the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) will hold a side event on mobilizing finance for forests and REDD+ at the 13th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York. The event will take place in Conference Room 4 (UNHQ) on May 9, 2018, from 13.15 to 14.30.

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A benchmark on Forest Reference Level (FRL) of Bangladesh developed for measuring carbon emission and removal from atmosphere from forestry sector in Bangladesh has its findings of the benchmark shared on 11 April 2018 at national consultation is to obtain further expert inputs from policy makers, experts and relevant stakeholders for improvement.

Mr. Rakibul Hasan Mukul, Conservator of Forests and National Project Director of the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme briefed about the objectives and expected outcomes of the National Consultation on Forest Reference Level of Bangladesh for REDD+ under the UNFCCC. “I’m glad to see the draft report is now available for stakeholders’ feedback; It is a result of many things that the team has been working on to meet all the requirements under the UNFCCC,” he said.

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Bangladesh Forest Department and UNDP Bangladesh jointly took part at the International Day of Forests on 21 March, promoting this year’s theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities”.

The UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme / UNDP, in partnership with the Forest Department organized different activities to celebrate the day and to raise awareness on green cities.

More people live in cities than ever before and by 2050, 6 billion people or as much as 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas. But rapid urbanization does not need to result in polluted urban sprawl. Trees and urban forests can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live by cooling down the air, filtering out harmful pollutants and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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El Programa ONU-REDD organizará el próximo 18 de abril un webinar sobre las experiencias y lecciones aprendidas de México, Colombia y Ecuador en la elaboración de sus sistemas y resúmenes de información de salvaguardas.

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When we talk about carbon stocks, we often talk about forests. At the same time, often-overlooked peatlands represent one of the largest stores of carbon on the planet. The Global Peatlands Initiative’s (GPI) 3rd Meeting of Partners, gathered more than 300 participants from all over the world to put peatlands back on the climate change agenda. Twenty four partners, including three countries, discussed the crucial role that robust monitoring systems and appropriate policies play in improving the overall management of peatland landscapes. After two days of intensive high-level meetings and discussions, the governments of the three most peat-rich countries in the world – the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia – signed a declaration aimed at protection and sustainable management of this valuable resource, better known as the Brazzaville Declaration.

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This week, people from a range of organisations in Mongolia – government and non-government – are discussing the key elements of the design of the country’s REDD+ Safeguard Information System (SIS).

 

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The UN-REDD Programme's special message for International Day of Forests (IDF) spells out the stand of the UN-REDD Programme in relation to 'Forests and Sustainable Cities,' which is the IDF theme for 2018.


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As part of the inception phase for the new component of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme to include mangroves and associated coastal ecosystems in the REDD+ agenda in the Asia region, MFF with technical support from the UN-REDD Programme organised a 5-day training course from 22-26 January 2018.

The main purpose of the training was to build a knowledge base for REDD+ readiness and implementation on the ground, with a specific focus on developing capacity to integrate mangrove/coastal forest ecosystems in the REDD+ process.

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Statement on the Terrorist Accusation Against Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Ms Joan Carling

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En un nuevo paso para llegar a pagos por resultados, tanto por fijación y captura de gases efecto invernadero, como por servicios ambientales, Chile acaba de cumplir con la entrega de su primer resumen de información de salvaguardas sociales y ambientales ante la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC).

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Countries that invest in and apply forestry monitoring tools have achieved greater success in their programmes to increase reforestation, afforestation and forest restoration.

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