18 March 2010
The UN-REDD Programme releases its inaugural Year in Review report for 2009
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(12 March 2010) Just 18 months ago, the United Nations Secretary General and Norway launched a global initiative to curb deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, called the UN-REDD Programme. Since then, the Programme has grown to become a credible multi-lateral initiative supporting developing country REDD+ readiness efforts.
The UN-REDD Programme’s “2009 Year in Review” reflects on the Programme’s first full year in operation, highlighting the significant progress of its pilot countries, the partnerships it cultivated with international partners throughout the year, and the impact the Programme was able to make in building international consensus for REDD+. The report also highlights the important national and international work the Programme supported in key work areas, including measuring, reporting and verification (MRV), engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society and in the promotion of the multiple benefits of forests.
The report features testimonials of the UN-REDD Programme from various leaders in the REDD+ milieu, including heads of the UN-REDD Programme’s three convening agencies, Helen Clark (UNDP), Jacques Diouf (FAO) and Achim Steiner (UNEP), Norway’s Environment and International Cooperation Minister, Erik Solheim, as well as national REDD+ focal points and representatives from forestry organizations and NGOs.
“Through the experience and significant advances made by the pilot countries, the UN-REDD Programme quickly coalesced into a community of practice for REDD+ that facilitated confidence building, sharing of practical experiences… and created a space for broader stakeholder engagement,” writes Yemi Katerere, Head of the UN-REDD Programme.
To minimize environmental impact and contribute to climate neutrality, the UN-REDD Programme has printed a limited amount of its 2009 Year in Review report but has made PDF versions available on the website in English, French and Spanish. If you require a printed copy of the report, please send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.