Announcements and News

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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La región de Coquimbo tiene el 100% de su superficie en riesgo de desertificación, degradación de la tierra y sequía, según la Corporación Nacional Forestal de Chile (CONAF), por lo que, si no se toman acciones rápidas, las condiciones para las poblaciones locales se endurecerán aún más.

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Varios países en el mundo están completando su fase de preparación y avanzando hacia la fase de implementación y de resultados de REDD+. Como parte de estos procesos, más de treinta países han empezado a planificar sus Sistemas de Información de Salvaguardas (SIS) y algunos de estos también han avanzado con la preparación y entrega de sus resúmenes de información, ambos parte de los requisitos estipulados por la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) y acordados en el Marco de Varsovia para REDD+.

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is making progress in developing its National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP) following the Government’s endorsement of the country’s National REDD+ Strategy in 2017.

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During the May 2018 informal UN-REDD Executive Board (EB) meeting, progress on the development of the new UN-REDD’s Gender Marker rating system was shared and welcomed positively by the EB. 

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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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In case you haven’t heard of it yet, there’s a place to go when you face a challenge related to forest governance in your REDD+ -related work. 

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EVÉNEMENT D'APPRENTISSAGE SUD-SUD SUR LES APPROCHES NATIONALES DES SYSTÈMES D'INFORMATION ET DE SAUVEGARDES DE REDD +

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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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