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Linking Forests and Stakeholders to the Green Economy

In conjunction with UNEP’s recent Governing Council and Ministerial Environment Forum, UNEP and the UN-REDD Programme arranged a side-event on the links between the Green Economy, forests and major groups and stakeholders.

Participants at the UNEP Governing Council held in Nairobi

The side-event, entitled "The Green Economy, Forests and Major Groups and Stakeholders – Where is the Link?” presented the forests chapter from the Green Economy report and UNEP’s and UN-REDD’s work to catalyze a forest sector transformation towards a Green Economy. Presentations included practical examples from Kenya, where involvement of stakeholders are at the core of the Ruking/Kasigau REDD+ project business model and an overview of lesson learned from stakeholder and Indigenous Peoples involvement in the management paradigm shift of the Mau forest in Kenya.

To set the scene, a new video narrated by Sir David Attenborough, on the role of forests and REDD+ in a Green Economy was screened.

The goal of the side-event was to strengthen engagement with major groups and stakeholders in the area of transforming the forest sector towards a Green Economy and ensuring they are part of the process as this issue moves center-stage in global and national policy agendas.

The strong participation in this side event demonstrated a growing interest to be part of shaping the agenda and moving the forest sector towards a Green Economy. Further information on forests in a Green Economy can be found at www.unep.org/forests and here.

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Partnering with UN-REDD

UN-REDD at CBD's REDD+ Capacity Building Workshop in Asia-Pacific

Tropical Forest Summit in Brazzaville to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

REDD+ Partnership Held Rewarding Meeting in Bangkok

UN-REDD Report Round-Up
Features & Commentary

The Road Ahead for REDD+ in Ecuador
By: Daniela Carrión

Update on UN-REDD's Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria
By: Emily Dunning & Lera Miles
Reports & Analysis

Promoting Transparency and Integrity in REDD+

Linking Forests and Stakeholders to the Green Economy

UNEP FI to Release Report on Forest Carbon Finance
Looking ahead

Launch of UNEP FI Report: REDDy–Set–Grow: Opportunities, Risks and Roles for Financial Institutions in Forest – Carbon Markets
6 May 2011, London, UK

UN-REDD Programme Briefing to Permanent Missions to the UN Office
9 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Joint World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and UN-REDD Programme Workshop on Opportunity Costs of REDD+
16 - 20 May 2011, Cali, Colombia

10th Session of the UNPFII Secretariat
16 - 27 May 2011, New York City, USA
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