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Introduction

On the heels of the UN-REDD Programme's recent-- and highly productive-- Policy Board meeting in Da Lat, Viet Nam, I was grateful for the opportunity to take a slight detour on my journey back to Geneva, to visit some of Cambodia’s forests and to interact with a range of REDD+ colleagues and counterparts within the UN-REDD Programme, the government of Cambodia (national and provincial), NGOs and donors. Read more…

News

Partnering with UN-REDD

At the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting last month in Viet Nam, partner country representatives, civil society organizations and donors spoke to the UN-REDD Programme about their evolving commitment to REDD+ and the value of their partnership with the Programme. Read full article…

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

The UN-REDD Programme presented its draft Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria and supports Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society representatives to participate in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) “Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity-Building Workshop on REDD+, including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards”. Read full article…

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

Top officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest basin regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people. Read full article…

REDD+ Partnership Held Rewarding Meeting in Bangkok

Under the co-chairmanship of Brazil and France, the REDD+ Partnership held a two-day meeting on 10-11 April 2011. Among the key outcomes were progress on the voluntary REDD+ database, and exchange of views and findings on gaps and overlaps in REDD+ financing. 

Read more on the Bangkok meeting on the REDD+ Partnership website.

UN-REDD Report Round-Up

The UN-REDD Programme has produced several new reports over the past month, including the Programme's 2010 Year in Review, a MRV for REDD+ in Tanzania report and a full report from the Programme's FPIC workshop in Africa. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

The Road Ahead for REDD+ in Ecuador

On the heels of Ecuador's new funding allocation from the UN-REDD Programme, Daniela Carrión, REDD+ Specialist for Ecuador's Ministry of Environment, highlights the country's next steps and challenges in developing and implementing their national REDD+ strategy. Read full article…

Update on UN-REDD's Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria

Emily Dunning and Lera Miles of UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre provide an overview of the UN-REDD Programme’s draft Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria which were recently presented at the Programme's Policy Board meeting in Viet Nam. Read full article…

Reports &  Analysis

Promoting Transparency and Integrity in REDD+

Efforts by the UN-REDD Programme and other organizations in the area of anti-corruption and REDD+ underscore the importance of setting up robust transparency and integrity frameworks and mechanisms for REDD+. Read full article…

Linking Forests and Stakeholders to the Green Economy

In conjunction with UNEP’s 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. Read full article…

UNEP FI to Release Report on Forest Carbon Finance

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), with support from the UN-REDD Programme, will launch a new report on 6 May in London, UK, entitled "REDDy – Set – Grow: Opportunities, Risks and Roles for Financial Institutions in Forest-carbon Markets". Read full article…

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In this issue

News

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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