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Introduction

Critical support to UN-REDD Programme partner countries took a very important step forward this month, when the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board endorsed the UN-REDD Global Programme Framework document. In doing so, the Policy Board approved a Global Programme Framework which tackles the critical areas of REDD+, including how REDD+ can connect broader social, environmental and economic development strategies.  Read more…

News

Five More UN-REDD Partner Countries Start Implementing their National Programmes

Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Paraguay and Solomon Islands recently signed their National Programme documents, and now join the seven other UN-REDD Programme partner countries already in the implementation phase of their National Programmes. Read full article…

Global Programme Framework Endorsed by UN-REDD Policy Board

In August, the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board inter-sessionally endorsed and approved the final version of the UN-REDD Programme's "Support to National REDD+ Action-- Global Programme Framework 2011-2015". Read full article…

Nigeria Forges Ahead with REDD+ Readiness

Nigeria has recently been actively engaged in a number of REDD+ readiness activities on topics ranging from safeguards to national greenhouse gas inventories to tree planting of indigenous species. Read full article…

Indonesia's Green Economy Corridor Initiative

Indonesia is collaborating with the three UN-REDD Programme agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP) on the development of an action plan that links its REDD+ efforts with its overarching goal of transitioning to a Green Economy. Read full article…

2012 Equator Prize to Recognize Community-based Management of Forests

The 2012 Equator Prize has been expanded to include a special recognition category for Sustainable Forest Management, including REDD+. Read full article…

Features & Commentary

Designing and Implementing Gender-Responsive REDD+ Strategies

Specific attention to women’s needs and contributions is key to efficient REDD+ strategies, writes Lucy Wanjiru, Programme Specialist at UNDP. The growing collaboration between UNDP’s gender team and the UN-REDD Programme is supporting this goal. Read full article…

REDD+ Orientation Workshop in Zambia– Enhancing Awareness and Stakeholder Dialogue

The first REDD+ Orientation Workshop was recently held in Zambia with the goal to enhance understanding of the REDD+ mechanism and the challenges for its design in Zambia.  Read full article…

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Reports &  Analysis

UNEP FI Set to Release its Second Report on REDD+ Financing

The forthcoming report, "REDDy-Set-Grow: Part II - Recommendations for International Climate Change Negotiators" calls on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chang to expand the scale of the forest-carbon market. Read full article…

Expert Meeting on Forest Inventory Approaches for REDD+

At its headquarters in Rome on 31 May and 1 June 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) organized an expert meeting on forest inventory approaches for REDD+. Read full article…

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In this issue

News

Five More UN-REDD Partner Countries Start Implementing their National Programmes

Global Programme Framework Endorsed by UN-REDD Policy Board

Nigeria Forges Ahead with REDD+ Readiness

Indonesia's Green Economy Corridor Initiative

2012 Equator Prize to Recognize Community-based Management of Forests

Features & Commentary

Designing and Implementing Gender-Responsive REDD+ Strategies
By: Lucy Wanjiru


REDD+ Orientation Workshop in Zambia– Enhancing Awareness and Stakeholder Dialogue
By: Katri Kallio-Koski
Reports & Analysis

UNEP FI Set to Release its Second Report on REDD+ Financing

Expert Meeting on Forest Inventory Approaches for REDD+
Looking ahead

Anti Corruption and REDD+ Community of Practice session in Latin America and the Caribbean
5-6 September, 2011: San Jose, Costa Rica

Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change
7-8 September, 2011: The Hague, Netherlands

UNEP FI webinar: Launch of "REDDy-Set-Grow-Part II
13 September, 2011: 9:00 and 16:00 GMT Click here to register

CBD Regional Workshop on safeguards and standards for REDD+
20-23 September, 2011: Cape Town, South Africa
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