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REDD+ Partnership Launches New Website

The Interim REDD+ Partnership launched its new website, reddpluspartnership.org, during its recent workshop at the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Tianjin.

The new site is an entry point to essential information on initiatives to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. Through this website, the 69 countries that have joined the REDD+ Partnership share documents, including the outcomes of the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference, and the International Conference on the Major Forest Basins (Paris) – both held in 2010– and exchange information and views related to REDD+ activities seeking to scale up REDD+ actions and finance.

Immediate action is expected to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and coordination of REDD+ initiatives and financial instruments, to facilitate among other things knowledge transfer, capacity enhancement, mitigation actions and technology development and transfer. The website is also used as a tool for communication among partners and between partners and stakeholders, and for sharing information with a wide audience.

In its recent workshop on 2 October 2010 in Tianjin, China, the REDD+ Partnership reviewed and welcomed the progress made with the voluntary REDD+ database and the analysis of gaps and overlaps in REDD+ financing, both developed by the UN-REDD Programme Team and the World Bank hosted Facility Management Team of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, in collaboration with the Forest Investment Program.

Visit the REDD+ Partnership website at www.reddpluspartnership.org. It can also be accessed through the UNFCCC REDD Platform.

In this issue


New Carbon Maps Contribute to Wider Conservation

UN-REDD-INPE Training on National Forest Monitoring Systems

2 New Countries Join the UN-REDD Programme

New Info on Multiple Benefits for REDD+

REDD+ Partnership Launches New Website
Features & Commentary

Paraguay's National Programme for REDD+ By: Santiago Carrizosa

Biodiversity Benefits of REDD+ Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika
Reports & Analysis

UN-REDD FPIC Workshop in Panama

Looking ahead

FCPF Participants Committee Meeting
1 - 3 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

UN-REDD Programme 5th Policy Board Meeting
4-5 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

FIP Sub-Committee Meeting
8 November 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

14th International Anti-Corruption Conference
10-13 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

UN-REDD/Chatham House Monitoring Governance Workshop
18-19 November 2010, Rome, Italy

29 Nov- 10 Dec 2010, Cancun, Mexico

Forest Day 4, "After Copenhagen: Maintaining the Momentum"
5 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico
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