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Thirteenth Policy Board Meeting

The thirteenth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting will be held in Arusha, Tanzania on 3-7 November 2014. The itinerary for the meeting includes a field visit on 3 November, a joint knowledge sharing day with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility on 4 November, a UN-REDD Programme Information Sharing Day on 5 November and the official Policy Board meeting on 6-7 November.

For any questions related to the Policy Board meeting, please contact us at: policyboard@un-redd.org.


Information Documents:

Information and Knowledge Sharing Sessions:

  • Session 1: National REDD+ Strategies

  • Session 2: Reference Emission Levels and Forest Reference Levels (REL/FRL)

  • Session 3: Tenure and REDD+

  • Session 4: SNA Work Plan & Budget Revision 2015

Policy Board meeting:

Session I - Opening and approval of Agenda:

  • Draft Provisional Agenda
    English - Español  - Français

  • Annotations to the Provisional Agenda
    English - Español  - Français

Session II - Overview of progress and results since the twelfth Policy Board:

  1. Semi-Annual Progress Report 2014
    English - Español - Français

  2. Annexes to Semi-Annual Progress Report 2014

    1. Bolivia  
    2. Cambodia  
    3. Ecuador  
    4. Nigeria  
    5. Panama  
    6. Papua New Guinea  
    7. Paraguay  
    8. Republic of Congo  
    9. Sri Lanka  
    10. Zambia  
    11. Support to National REDD+ Action (SNA)
      English  - Español  - Français  

  3. UN-REDD Programme Funding Framework
    English - Español  - Français

Session III - Funding Allocation Request:

  • SNA Workplan and Budget Addendum 2015
    English - Español  - Français

  • SNA Monitoring Framework 2013-2015
    English - Español  - Français

  • SNA Submisson Form for Sixth Budget Revision
    English - Español  - Français

National Programmes for approval

  • Uganda
    • Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)
      English - Español - Français
 

Session IV - Strategic and Policy Issues:

Session V - Country Experiences: From readiness to implementation:

Session VI - SNA Update:

  • Country Needs Assessment
  • Private Sector Engagement

Session VIII - Strategic and Policy Issues:

Session IX - Closing of Meeting

Knowledge Sharing Day:

  • Agenda
    English - Español  - Français
 
 
 
 



Reports & Analysis


Kenya Releases Report Linking the Value of Forests to the Economy


With support from the UN-REDD Programme, a joint Kenya Forest Service and UNEP report shows how economic benefits of forest ecosystems far exceed short-term gains from deforestation.



At a recent high-level dialogue on deforestation in Nairobi, UNEP and Kenya's Forest Service released a report revealing the causes of major economic damage due to deforestation. The report, entitled The Role and Contribution of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem Services to the Kenyan Economy, found that forests contribute to a wide range of sectors, accounting for 3.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), compared to the current official figure of 1.1 per cent.

"The value of the Mau Forest's ecosystem services to the Kenyan economy previously calculated by UNEP has already catalyzed a response to conserve and rehabilitate this vital resource," said Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa, Kenya's Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, adding that,  "This shows we have already acknowledged the importance of forests. However, this new report quantifies the massive scale of the economic damage deforestation brings and shows much more needs to be done nation-wide."

The economic benefits of forest ecosystem services are more than four times higher than the short-term gains of deforestation, but trees continue to be felled due to multiple and complex reasons, including unregulated charcoal production, livestock grazing and human settlements.

The final document of the high-level dialogue highlighted the fact that Kenya’s new constitution calls for an increase in forest cover to 10 per cent which, coupled with an increasing public demand to halt and reverse deforestation, has the potential to trigger unprecedented investment in the forest sector.

Delegates of the high-level dialogue also encouraged Kenya to seize a unique opportunity provided by the new constitution and public opinion to reverse deforestation in the nation’s water towers, which deprives the economy of almost six billion shillings (US$70 million) annually and threatens more than 70 per cent of the water supply.

"Kenya has already signaled its intent to build up this natural capital as a vibrant and sustainable engine for growth and prosperity," said UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. "The outcomes of this meeting provide an agenda for moving beyond an era when forests were seen as unproductive land that could be turned into something more valuable by cutting down the trees," he added.

Read more on the high-level dialogue that brought together more than 200 delegates, including key decision-makers, the private sector, development partners, civil society and international observers 5-7 November, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

In this issue

News

UN-REDD at COP18 and Forest Day 6

Lao PDR and Morocco Join the UN-REDD Programme

UN-REDD Policy Board Approves US$47.6 Million in Support to National REDD+ Actions

Indonesia Presents its REDD+ Forest Governance Progress

REDD+ Day at CBD COP11

Cambodia Takes First Step Toward a National Forest Inventory

Features & Commentary

Republic of the Congo Signs its UN-REDD National Programme
By: Georges Claver Boudzanga

Phasing out REDD+ Phase I in Viet Nam
By: Thomas Enters

Tanzania Conducts Comprehensive REDD+ Capacity Needs Assessment
By: Ralf Ernst

 

Reports & Analysis

New UN-REDD Success Story: DRC's Safeguard Standards

Kenya Releases Report Linking the Value of Forests to the Economy

Two New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

REDD+ Partnership Meeting
25 November, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP18)
26 November- 7 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

Forest Day 6
2 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

UN-REDD Programme COP18 side event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

REDD+ Partnership High-Level Event
5 December, 2012: Doha, Qatar

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