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UNEP, UN-REDD Support REDD+ University Programmes[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies released a guide to strengthen the integration of REDD+ into university curriculum. The publication is intended to build in-country capacity within UN-REDD partner countries in order to identify and address research gaps.

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ITTO TTM Reports on Objections to Indonesia Export Ban[viewed]

The 1-15 August issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) highlights an industry appeal to allow log exports in Indonesia. According to the article, because of the existing ban, Indonesian domestic log prices are half of the international market price.

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UN-REDD Publication Explores Assessments of Forest Governance[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting good practices on the collection of forest governance data. Titled ' Assessing Forest Governance: A Practical Guide to Data Collection, Analysis and Use,' the report addresses issues such as formal laws and policies, customary uses, and land tenure.

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COMIFAC Ministers Discuss Finance[viewed]

The Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) convened a technical expert meeting as well as the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of Environment and Forestry of COMIFAC countries on 17-18 July 2014. The meetings focused largely on finance.

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Forest Governance Working Group Launched in Central Africa[viewed]

The Forest Governance Working Group (GTGF) of the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) met the 29-30 July 2014 in order to launch the GTGF and consider its roadmap and operational plan.

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CIFOR Launches Study on Impacts of Land Tenure Reform[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) announced the launch of a study on the impacts of recent land tenure reform in Indonesia, Peru and Uganda. The study will focus on the impact of security of tenure and use rights on the lives and livelihood of forest-dependent communities.

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Event: CMS COP 11 High-level Ministerial Panel[viewed]

This Ministerial Panel will be held at the venue of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 11).

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UN Secretary-General Releases Climate Summit 2014 Scenario[viewed]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released the programme for its UN Climate Summit – Catalyzing Action, scheduled to take place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2014.

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UNECE, UNEP and FAO Consider Forest PES within a Green Economy[viewed]

The UN has released a report on the role of payments for forest ecosystem services (PES) in a green economy. The report makes use of 14 case studies to identify the implications of PES, their potential use in a green economy and alternative options when PES may not be appropriate.

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Event: Inter-Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on REDD+ and Aichi Biodiversity Targets[viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), with financial support from Japan.

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