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CIFOR Links Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Cameroon's Forests[viewed]

Making links between climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report from Cameroon revealing that the impacts of climate change may negatively affect REDD+ outcomes.

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Berlin Meeting Launches Process for GEO-6[viewed]

Held from 21-23 October 2014, in Berlin, Germany, the Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting for the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report endorsed the guiding framework for the report and took what it describes as the necessary preparatory steps for a scientifically robust process.

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UN-REDD and FCPF Welcome Civil Society Observers[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have announced the outcomes of the self-selection process for Civil Society Observers.

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Transparency International Evaluates UN-REDD[viewed]

Transparency International has conducted an assessment on the level of accountability of the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD). The assessment reveals that UN-REDD has achieved some best practices in transparency although there is some room for improvement when considering criteria for accountability at the senior policy level.

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UN-REDD Releases Semi-Annual Progress Update [viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released its 2014 Semi-annual Progress Report in preparation for its Thirteenth Policy Board Meeting. The report highlights the completion of the external evaluation of UN-REDD, which covered the period 2008 to 2013.

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UN-REDD Summarizes Climate Summit 2014 Discourse on Forests[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released summaries of forest-related outcomes from the UN Climate Summit 2014. The reports, which present proceedings of the Forests Plenary and Forests Pavilion held during the Summit, highlight the New York Declaration on Forests, a multi-stakeholder pledge to reduce deforestation and accelerate forest restoration.

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Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan Join World Bank Wildlife Conservation Project[viewed]

Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal have joined the 'Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia (SRCWP)' project of the World Bank. The three countries expect to share information, innovative practices, and the results of their efforts to conserve wildlife and address poaching, including for tigers.

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Six Projects Totaling US$33 Million[viewed]

The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has announced it will fund six climate resilience projects in Costa Rica, India, Kenya and South Africa; the decision represents a doubling in the direct access finance provided by the Fund. In addition, the Board approved almost US$150,000 in South-South grants to provide training on the Fund's accreditation process so that more countries will be able to take advantage of direct access finance.

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Tropical Forest Update Celebrates ITTO 50th Anniversary[viewed]

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) released, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its governing body, an edition of the Tropical Forest Update dedicated to interviews on the achievements of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and its role in the future.

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Event: Third Forest Legislation Summit[viewed]

The Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International) is organizing the Third Forest Legislation Summit on the sidelines of the 20th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 20).

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