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UN-REDD Calls for REDD+ to Link Mitigation and Adaptation[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released an info brief exploring how REDD+ can achieve synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation. The brief notes that such synergies are already called for in international processes including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Latin American Communicators Define Plans for Forests [viewed]

Taking advantage of the Lima Climate Conference, the Latin American Forest Communicators Network met to elaborate their work strategy.

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LAC Countries Exchange REDD+ Experiences[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released the outcomes from a South-South exchange on developing REDD+ strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The exchange allowed for countries in the region to learn and share experiences, and to develop specific actions to further national REDD+ readiness processes.

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ITTO and UNU Explore Global-Local Links for REDD+[viewed]

In order to further explore how local initiatives can be linked to international REDD+ processes, the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) assessed experiences from projects that seek to combine global environmental goals with local development objectives.

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ITTC Adopts SFM Guidelines and Prepares to Consider Criteria and Indicators[viewed]

The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) approved revised guidelines for the sustainable management of forests, setting out eleven principles and establishing an international reference for national and sub-national action. The revised principles and guidelines are an updated version of those adopted for the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) in 1991.

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UNECE and FAO Develop European Forest Sector Scenarios[viewed]

As a contribution to the European Forest Sector Outlook Study (EFSOS II), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) prepared an assessment of the competitiveness of the European forest sector. The assessment notes the positive impact of global economic growth on the forest sector, but suggests that the European forest sector won't benefit from expanding regional markets to the same extent as other regions.

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CIFOR Project Prepares PES Guide[viewed]

As part of a project on land tenure and use rights in Indonesia the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) developed a guide on conducting feasibility assessments for payments for ecosystem services (PES).

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GLF Statement Calls for Greater Participation and Coordination[viewed]

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) organizers and participants released an ‘Outcome Statement' recognizing the link between healthy landscapes and efforts to address climate change. The statement reflects discussions among the 1700 participants about how landscapes approaches contribute to sustainable solutions around the world.

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SPREP's EbA, Ridge-to-Reef Approach to Support Resilience, Reforestation in Solomon Islands[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is implementing an ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project to rehabilitate and restore forests in Choiseul province, Solomon Islands. The project will also promote soil stability, reduce sediment flow and support water catchment areas.

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FCPF Releases 2014 Annual Report[viewed]

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) released its 2014 Annual Report noting that there are now 47 FCPF Country Participants and highlighting the US$830 million raised by the Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund.

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