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UN-REDD TEDxNairobi Talks Available Online

The event, which was hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre on 30 October 2013 in Nairobi, focused on how we can change the operating systems that govern our lives in the city.

By 2030, most of us will be living in cities, alongside five billion other people, mostly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The way we live in these “mega-cities” will put a strain on the world’s resources, promote conflict in our communities and threaten the well-being of our planet. However, our cities also generate jobs and income.

With good governance, they can deliver education, health care and opportunities for social mobilization and the empowerment of women. The challenge for us in the next few decades; is learning how to exploit the possibilities that urbanization offers, without damaging the lives of millions in rural communities.

The UN-REDD Programme’s sponsored speakers provided perspectives on the issues at hand:

  • Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary General of the UN: The Future we Want
  • Prof Virgilio Viana, CEO Fundação Amazonas Sustentável: Revaluing Ecosystems
  • Martha Isabel (Pati) Ruiz Corzo, Champion of the Earth 2013 and director of the Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico: A Champion in the Hills

Peter Lee, Executive Director of Global Forest Watch Canada: Global Forest Watch


In this issue


Agreement for Panama’s National Programme Presented at UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting in December

Republic of Indonesia Appoints Head for New National REDD+ Agency

DRC, Kenya and Nepal Share their Experiences in Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for REDD+

Cambodia REDD+ Taskforce Secretariat Organizes Concert for REDD+

Argentina Holds R-PP Socialization Workshop

Mongolia Starts Consultations on Action Plan for Forest Monitoring System for REDD+

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement in Sri Lanka

Peru Concludes Targeted Support Initiative Regarding Indigenous Peoples' Engagement and Effective Governance Mechanisms in REDD+

UN-REDD TEDxNairobi Talks Available Online

Features & Commentary

Main Findings and Lessons Learned from a Self-assessment of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in REDD+ in the DRC
By: Anne Martinussen

Reports & Analysis

Tanzania Releases Report to Support Planning of Multiple Benefits and Safeguards for REDD+

Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+

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

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