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Joint Response to Oslo Conference REDD+ Partnership Proposal

Organizers of the upcoming Interim REDD+ Partnership meeting in Oslo recently distributed a draft partnership document, which proposes that the UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) could assume the Secretariat duties of the proposed REDD+ interim arrangement. Below is the official joint response to this proposal from the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank, issued on 12 May, 2010.

Credits: Thomas Marent
Tanzanian Landscape

UN-REDD, a collaborative of three UN agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP), and the World Bank, which facilitates the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and partners with other Multilateral Development Banks in managing the Forest Investment Program (FIP), recognize the important contribution that could be made by an interim REDD+

Partnership pending agreement within the UNFCCC on a future REDD+ mechanism. Accordingly, we appreciate receiving the partnership proposal and the invitation to participate in the upcoming meeting in Oslo.

We are pleased to advise you that, since COP 15 in Copenhagen, the FCPF Facility Management Team, the UN-REDD Secretariat and the CIF Administrative Unit are working together to respond to calls by their respective governance bodies to explore options for enhancing cooperation and coordination. This includes an effort by the FCPF Facility Management Team and the UN-REDD Secretariat to develop a joint delivery platform for REDD+ readiness, which would encompass an agreed set of operating principles and common standards, including a shared readiness template.

Recognizing that the governance bodies of these three initiatives have already called for a review and analysis of how best to coordinate their operations and to promote collaboration and on-the-ground synergies, we are confident that they will fully support all efforts to achieve the objectives of the proposed partnership to scale up REDD+ actions and finance and to improve the effectiveness, transparency and coordination of existing REDD+ initiatives.

If so requested by the partnership, the UN-REDD Programme and the FCPF secretariats are ready to provide the services envisaged in the partnership document in an effective and efficient manner.

We remain fully committed to a comprehensive, coordinated approach to the provision of REDD+ services so as to address country needs in a timely and collaborative manner at a scale required to address the enormous challenges presented by climate change.

In this issue


Joint Response to Oslo Conference REDD+ Partnership Proposal

Brazzaville Declaration Reaffirms Central Africa’s Commitment to REDD+

Forest Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and REDD+

UN-REDD & Brazil’s INPE: Building Forest Monitoring Capacities

MRV in Tanzania

Features & Commentary

A REDD+ Partnership Based on the Rights of Forest Communities: Myth or Reality for the Future? By: Pacifique Mukumba Isumbisho

REDD+ in Ecuador: Ensuring Social and Environmental Co-Benefits By: Daniela Carrión

Safeguarding Multiple-Benefits By: Wahida Patwa-Shah & Linda Rosengren
Reports & Analysis

Ecosystem Co-Benefits Workshop in Cambridge

CIFOR Releases “Realising REDD+”

UN-REDD/FAO to Publish National Forest MRV System Recommendations
Looking ahead

32nd Session of the UNFCCC Convention UN-REDD Side Event
3 June 2010: Bonn, Germany

World Environment Day
5 June 2010: (UN-REDD represented in Rwanda & Geneva)

23rd Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
9-11 June 2010, Bhutan

Forestry Carbon Markets & REDD Conference
10-11 June 2010, Washington, D.C.

18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference
28 June - 2 July 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland
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