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Event: Joint Session of the 38th European Forestry Commission and 72nd UNECE Committee on Forest and Forest Industry[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will convene this meeting in order to bring together forestry experts and decision-makers from the region.

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IPBES Task Force Calls for Submissions on ILK and Pollinators[viewed]

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is conducting a global assessment on pollination and pollinators associated with food production. The IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force is calling for submissions to generate worldwide inputs on ILK for this thematic assessment.

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SBI and SBSTA 41 Annotated Provisional Agendas Released[viewed]

In order to assist delegations in their preparations, the UNFCCC Secretariat has released the provisional agendas and annotations for the 41st meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 41) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 41). The documents (FCCC/SBI/2014/9 and FCCC/SBSTA/2014/3) contain the meetings' provisional agendas, originally released on 2 September, with annotations.

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ADP Non-Paper on Draft Negotiating Text Elements Corrigendum Issued[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum (ADP.2014.6.NonPaper.Corr.1) to a non-paper containing parties' views and proposals on the elements for a draft negotiating text issued by the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

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TTM Report Features Indonesia's Policies on Illegal Timber Imports[viewed]

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) launched the 1-15 September issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report highlighting the decision by the Government of Indonesia to apply the same verification standards for imported timber as it does for domestic timber. With the legislation coming into effect in 2015, the decision is intended to ensure the legality of timber consumed in Indonesia.

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Nepal Identifies Drivers of Forest Loss[viewed]

The Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of the Government of Nepal has assessed the country's drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in order to develop policy options for REDD+. The assessment includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of previous forest policies and measures, and reports on four key drivers of forest loss that vary across Nepal's biophysical, ecological and social landscapes.

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Event: 29th Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will convene this meeting in order to bring together forestry experts and decision-makers from the region.

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Event: 28th Session of the North American Forest Commission[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will convene this meeting to bring together forestry experts and decision-makers from the North American region.

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LAC Officials Trained in Using Satellite Technology to Monitor Forests[viewed]

UN-REDD and Mexico's National Forest Commission (CONAFOR) held a workshop 2-4 September 2014 in Panama City, Panama to exchange experiences and provide training in the use of satellite technology as part of National Forest Monitoring Systems for Argentina, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname.

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ICRAF Urges Use of Indigenous Tree Species in Africa[viewed]

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) released a policy brief on the use of trees on farms in Nigeria to tackle climate change mitigation and adaptation, and food security.

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