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27 June 2016
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CAFI Poster

uploaded by Estelle Fach

What is CAFI ? How does it work, and how is it different ? Why are central African Forests so important ? This poster (for online or A3 printing) summarizes the key features of the Central African Forest Initiative. Also in French here : http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=15589-poster-cafi-fr&category_slug=donors-institutional-partners-210&Itemid=134

27 June 2016
English

CAFI Poster

uploaded by Estelle Fach

What is CAFI ? How does it work, and how is it different ? Why are central African Forests so important ? This poster (for online or A3 printing) summarizes key features. 

13 June 2016
French

Régimes fonciers et REDD+

uploaded by Amanda Bradley

This French version of the Policy Brief introduces issues related to tenure in the context of REDD+ and presents UN-REDD's approach to addressing them. 

07 June 2016
English

Land Tenure Considerations in Sri Lanka's Proposed National REDD+ Strategy

uploaded by Amanda Bradley

At the request of the Sri Lankan Government an assessment was designed and conducted as part of the development of the country’s national strategy on REDD+.  The assessment involved applying criteria from the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (VGGT) to analyze the tenure implications for a wide array of proposed policies and measures (PAMs) to address deforestation and forest degradation.  The assessment will help Sri Lanka to prioritize and make investment decisions among the PAMs. It is foreseen that the methodology could be applied in other countries. 

The assessment identified the range of risks and benefits related to tenure associated with PAMs under consideration as part of the REDD+ Strategy.  Some PAMs were deemed to have high risks or tenure implications such as actions to crack down on forest encroachment and improvements in land use planning coordination. On the other hand, some other potential actions such as conducting a forest inventory, were less associated with tenure issues.  The VGGT provided the criteria by which to make these judgments as well as guiding principles to help adjust the PAMs to bring them in line with the principles of responsible tenure governance.  The Cancun Safeguards and World Bank Environmental and Social Framework and Operational Policies were also referred to in building the framework for analysis.  

23 May 2016
English

CAFI Presentation

uploaded by Estelle Fach

Presentation by CAFI at the UNFCCC Voluntary meeting of the REDD+ focal points 

20 January 2016
English

Forests, climate change, and equity in Viet Nam: REDD+ equity challenges and solutions according to national stakeholders

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Equity has featured prominently in international climate change discussions since the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. Looking forward, equity is expected to be of even greater relevance in this year’s hoped for landmark climate agreement, to be finalized at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) remains a focal point of global debate at the intersection of forest and climate change policy. While the exact financing mechanism for REDD+ has yet to be determined, it is clear that demonstrating equity will be an essential part of accessing REDD+ payments and financing in the future.

At the national level, Viet Nam recognizes the importance of equity for ensuring an effective REDD+ framework. Therefore, this brief is designed to present key REDD+ equity challenges, as identified by national policy makers and stakeholders in Viet Nam, and potential solutions to address those challenges. By highlighting national equity priorities identified during a workshop held in advance of COP21, we aim to ensure that future capacity development efforts are directed where there is the greatest need and national buy-in. The priority equity issues identified in Viet Nam include: tenure and resource rights, access to information, and benefit sharing.

20 January 2016
English

Forests, climate change, and equity in Lao PDR: REDD+ equity challenges and solutions according to national stakeholders

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Equity has featured prominently in international climate change discourse since the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. Looking forward, equity is expected to be of even greater relevance in this year’s hoped for landmark climate agreement, to be finalized at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) remains central in global conversations at the intersection of forest and climate change policy. While the exact financing mechanism for REDD+ has yet to be determined, it is clear that demonstrating equity will be essential for accessing REDD+ financing in the future.

Lao PDR recognizes the importance of equity for ensuring an effective REDD+ framework. Therefore, this brief is designed to present key REDD+ equity challenges as identified by national policy makers and other stakeholders in Lao PDR and potential solutions to address those challenges. By highlighting national equity priorities identified during a workshop held in advance of COP21, we aim to ensure that future capacity development efforts are directed where there is the greatest need and national buy-in. Priority equity issues identified in Lao PDR include: benefit sharing, participation and decision making, and livelihoods.

20 January 2016
English

Equity in forests and REDD+: An analysis of equity challenges as viewed by forestry decision-makers and practitioners in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Considerable debate has developed in recent years over the potential of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) to either rectify or exacerbate social inequities in tropical forest countries. Despite agreement on the importance of equity issues in REDD+, few studies have considered differences in equity and equitable outcomes as understood at national and local levels, and related contextspecific barriers that frustrate the achievement of equitable outcomes. This paper surveys perceptions of REDD+ related challenges to equity and potential solutions of forestry decision-makers and practitioners in three Mekong countries.

Responses were analyzed from two sets of workshops conducted at the national and subnational levels in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam from 2013 to 2015. The paper draws on a framework for analysis of equity developed in recent REDD+ research, and eight “equity elements” developed in the course of the first set of workshops. Participant responses were compared across workshops in the same countries (i.e., national level versus local level) and across countries. Responses also were compared with recent literature on equity in REDD+ and forest governance in each country.

The results show that perceptions of equity differ deeply on international, national, and subnational levels. Participation, access to information, and benefit sharing were the most common equity challenges cited across groups, with tenure also seen as important. Workshop participants’ concerns regarding equity were highly interrelated, suggesting that work on equity is mutually reinforcing. Participants’ views on key equity challenges largely supported external research findings. However, feedback also suggested participation and access to information (at least in Cambodia and Viet Nam, respectively) are more important equity issues than seen in literature.

Recommendations based on the work include:

-Further research to better understand the local level perceptions on equity, enabling more targeted capacity development efforts.
-Capacity development initiatives should include further efforts to increase awareness among forest communities of forest governance and REDD+ related rights and mechanisms. The awareness raising should include utilizing the potential of increasing internet and mobile communication coverage.
-Current capacity development programs for subnational level government officials, on a wide range of technical skills (e.g., training on relevant laws, policies, and regulations) and ‘soft’ skills (e.g., participatory facilitation and communications with local communities), needs to be revisited and strengthened.

10 December 2015
Spanish

ACADEMIA REDD+ Diario de Aprendizaje MODULO 12: Buena Gobernanza

uploaded by Mihaela Secrieru

Diario de Aprendizaje de la Academia REDD+: Modulo 12: Buena Gobernanza

Reconozca cómo la buena gobernanza para REDD+ está esbozada en la CMNUCC y por qué es un requerimiento para el éxito en el abordaje de las causas de deforestación y degradación forestal, el desarrollo de estrategias nacionales y la implementación de políticas y medidas de REDD+.  Este módulo describe una serie de herramientas que pueden ser usadas para asegurar una buena gobernanza y presenta importantes medidas de transparencia,  rendición de cuentas y factores de gobernanza. 

13 October 2015
English
13 October 2015
English

Forests and Climate Change After Cancun: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

The United Nations climate change talks in Cancun changed the shape of REDD+ negotiations and global forest policies. What effect will the decisions from the talks have on forests and forest users in Asia and the Pacific? Eleven climate change and forestry experts gathered to reflect on these issues, and this booklet summarizes their responses to 12 key questions.

13 October 2015
English

Forests and climate change after Durban

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Over the past two years, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests have brought together regional experts to reflect on the outcomes of the 15th and 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The resulting booklets Forests and Climate Change After Copenhagen: An Asia-Pacific Perspective and Forests and Climate Change After Cancun: An Asia-Pacific Perspective were distributed widely and very well received.In February 2012, RECOFTC, FAO, and CoDe REDD, with support from GIZ-BMU, REDD-net, NORAD, ASFN, and SDC, brought together 13 climate change and forestry experts in Quezon City, Philippines, to discuss the implications on the forestry sector in the Asia-Pacific region of decisions taken at COP 17, held in Durban, South Africa, in November and December 2011. This booklet summarizes their responses to a set of 13 key questions raised at the workshop.

13 October 2015
English

Forests and Climate Change After Doha: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Over the past three years RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have brought together regional experts to reflect on the outcomes of the 15th, 16th and 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The resulting booklets “Forests and Climate Change after Copenhagen,” “after Cancun” and “after Durban” were distributed widely and very well received.

In February 2013, RECOFTC and FAO, along with host institution, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, brought together 11 climate change and forestry experts in Bogor, Indonesia, to discuss the implications of decisions taken at the COP 18 held in Doha, Qatar in November and December 2012 on the forestry sector of the Asia-Pacific region. This booklet summarizes their responses to a set of 12 key questions raised at the consultation.

 

13 October 2015
English

Forests and Climate Change After Copenhagen: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Following Copenhagen, forestry stakeholders have raised many questions about the meaning of COP15 for people, forests, and forestry. FAO and RECOFTC recently brought together 12 experts in Bali to debate the issues and provide answers to a dozen key questions. This report summarizes the discussions.

13 October 2015
English

Community forestry: A national approach to Safeguard Information Systems (SIS)

uploaded by RECOFTC The Center for People and Forests

Community forestry can be part of an approach that ensures important rights such as basic livelihood needs, forest access and tenure and participation in decision-making are met. It also provides a basket of multiple benefits with the potential to incentivise sustainable forest management whether or not carbon payments come through.

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