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Through the work of its National Technical Working Group on Safeguards and SIS (TWG-S&SIS), Mongolia has completed two key outputs of its national safeguards approach. The National REDD+ Safeguards Framework sets out how Mongolia will address and respect the safeguards, and describes the process undertaken to develop the national safeguards approach. The two reports on Mongolia's SIS, REDD+ Safeguard Information System: Proposed Structure, Functions and Roles (vol1) and Annexes and Workshop Reports (vol. 2), presents the design of the SIS, as well as a detailed plan for operationalising a SIS database.

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Mongolia is known for its steppes and deserts, but it is a forest nation, too. Boreal forests line Mongolia’s northern border with Siberia, covering 14.2 million hectares, or nine percent of this vast country. They are part of a huge expanse of boreal forest – the world’s largest terrestrial biome – that stretches right across the earth’s northern latitudes. These forests are both intensely affected by climate change but they are also a possible, partial solution to it.

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Port Moresby, 4 December 2018- National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS), a key element of the Warsaw Framework under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is a prerequisite for countries working to reduce emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and activities to enhance forest carbon stocks, or more commonly known as REDD+. The function of the NFMS is to monitor changes in a country’s forests, which will help improve forest policy making and planning. 

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Port Moresby, 07 December 2018- Over fifty (50) stakeholders from the Government, private sector and civil society have come together to discuss the development of a future scenario for engagement and investment in the Forestry Sectorin Papua New Guinea (PNG).

 

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The UN-REDD Programme's side event will showcase forests as the leading front in nature-based climate solutions and demonstrate how innovative partnerships, novel financial instruments and new technological advances are fundamental for scaling up forest-based climate action.

With

  • H.E. Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
  • Roselyn Fosuah Adjeh, Ag. Director Climate Change Department, Ghana: South-South and public-private partnership in the Cocoa and Forest Initiative
  • Pierre Rousseau, Senior Strategic Advisor Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas: redirecting investments towards sustainable, deforestation-free commodity production
  • David Saah,Associate Professor and Director of Geospatial Analysis Lab, San Francisco University: Cloud computing - breaking barriers to technology – Collect Earth Online and SEPAL. Official launch and demonstration of SERVIR.

Join us in Katowice or watch live: https://join-emea.broadcast.skype.com/unfccc365.onmicrosoft.com/d74c93ea43a946d790dc3bbe6831cb9a/en-US/

 

 

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How do you know if you are standing on peatland? How do we avoid peatlands getting dry and burning? After the discovery of the vast extent of the peatlands in the Congo Basin, a recent digital summit addressed these and other questions.

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A new update of the Globallometree platform reports a thousand new allometric models to support countries both in emission factors and volume assessments

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Port Moresby, 12 November 2018 – To ensure better planning, engagement and participation of all relevant stakeholders, workshops on Review of REDD+ Stakeholder Engagement were conducted in three pilot provinces from 5-9 October in Papua New Guinea (PNG) under the PNG REDD+ Programme.

These review workshops were held following by the completion of REDD+ stakeholders mapping assessment in the previous month in those pilot provinces, including East New Britain (ENB), West New Britain (WNB) and Madang.

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Stakeholders in Myanmar are meeting in Naypyitaw this week to help determine information needs for the country’s future Safeguards Information System (SIS).

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El Programa ONU-REDD, con el apoyo del Gobierno de Paraguay, representado por el Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible (MADES) y el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), celebrarán el Intercambio Sur-Sur “Ganadería sostenible y su relación con los bosques”, los días 6 y 7 de noviembre en Asunción, Paraguay.

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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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