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Introduction

Feedback from REDD+ countries is pointing towards a desire to learn more from what others are doing, especially in terms of what has worked or not worked. In this month's newsletter, we feature what I consider to be a very important example of exactly the kind of cross-regional learning and exchanging that countries are yearning for and that can be a catalyst for moving the REDD+ concept forward. Read more…

News

UN-REDD Countries from Asia Pacific and Latin America Meet in Unique Cross-Regional REDD+ Exchange

Delegates from Viet Nam recently visited Mexico and Ecuador to exchange valuable lessons and experiences on benefit distribution for REDD+. Read full article…

UN-REDD Highlights Partner Country Progress in Briefing to UN missions in Geneva

The UN-REDD Programme, in partnership with Norway, recently hosted a briefing on country progress to the diplomatic corps in Geneva, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia spoke about their significant REDD+ inroads to date. Read full article…

INPE and UN-REDD Partnering to Develop National Forest Monitoring Systems

The Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and FAO recently met to further define next steps to support UN-REDD Programme partner countries in the set-up of their autonomous national forest monitoring systems. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

UNEP-FI Launches New Study Stressing Financial Sector Involvement in REDD+

Financial leaders call for an investor-friendly forest-carbon market at a recent event to launch UNEP's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) study entitled, "REDDy – Set – Grow: Opportunities and roles of financial institutions in forest-carbon markets".
By: Sebastien Malo and Jessica Boucher
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Senior Legislators from Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Mexico Launch Initiative to Prepare for REDD+ Laws

GLOBE International, in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme and the Global Environment Facility, recently launched the "GLOBE Legislator Forest Initiative", offering a new channel of support to senior legislators working with REDD+ at the national and international level.
By: Chris Stephens
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Reports &  Analysis

Full Report from 6th UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting Now Available

The final 25-page report is now available for download in English, French and Spanish on the UN-REDD Programme website. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

UN-REDD Countries from Asia Pacific and Latin America Meet in Unique Cross-Regional REDD+ Exchange

UN-REDD Highlights Partner Country Progress in Briefing to UN missions in Geneva

INPE and UN-REDD Partnering to Develop National Forest Monitoring Systems
Features & Commentary

UNEP-FI Launches New Study Stressing Financial Sector Involvement in REDD+
By: Sebastien Malo & Jessica Boucher


Senior Legislators from Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Mexico Launch Initiative to Prepare for REDD+ Laws
By: Chris Stephens
Reports & Analysis

Full Report from 6th UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting Now Available
Looking ahead

World Environment Day
5 June 2011: Worldwide

34th Session of the UNFCCC
6 - 17 June 2011: Bonn, Germany

UN-REDD joint side event with Ecuador at 34th Session of the UNFCCC
7 June 2011: Bonn Germany

REDD+ Partnership meeting & workshop
Meeting: 12 June 2011: Cologne, Germany
Workshop: 18 June 2011: Cologne, Germany

Vigne des Nations dedication to the UN-REDD Programme
17 June 2011: Village of Bernex, Switzerland

Oslo REDD Exchange
22 - 24 June 2011: Oslo, Norway
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