The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries
 
 
 
 
Panama

In 2000, Panama had almost 45 per cent forest cover, down from about 70 per cent in 1947, making a national REDD+ Programme imperative for the future of its forests. At present, some of the main drivers of deforestation and degradation are logging operations, infrastructure development and cattle ranching. The overall objective of the UN-REDD National Programme in Panama is to assist the government of Panama in developing an effective REDD+ regime. In October 2009, US$5.3 million was approved by the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board for Panama’s National Programme.

National Programme Updates
8 July 2014

Video: Panama’s national forest inventory – progress reported by the UN-REDD National Programme in Panama

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Video del Programa Nacional ONU-REDD en Panamá destaca los avances de su inventario nacional forestal

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Innovative Interactive Panama Forest-Cover and Land-Use Map Released

July 2014

Panama has introduced an interactive national forest-cover and land-use map, which is expected to serve as a useful forest management and planning tool.
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Update: the Panama Government, through its National Environmental Authority (ANAM), and Indigenous Peoples, through the National Co-ordinating Entity of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP), Agree to Re-open UN-REDD National Programme

Geneva, Switzerland – 10 December 2013

The UN-REDD Programme Policy Board congratulated Panama on its progress towards resolving a conflict with the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) and announced the approval of a no-cost extension of Panama's National UN-REDD Programme until June 2015.

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Update on the Status of UN-REDD’s Panama National Programme

September 2013

In response to concerns raised by Panama’s National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples, the UN-REDD programme commissioned the same team to conduct a two-step process starting with (i) an investigation, aimed at ascertaining the concerns, that concluded in August 2013 and (ii) an evaluation, with the purpose of looking into the programme itself and recommending adjustments to it.

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Draft Report of the Independent Investigation and Evaluation

September 2013

The draft evaluation report of the Panama National Program is now ready for comments and feedback to Birgitte Feiring, lead evaluator.

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Preliminary Report of the Independent Investigation and Evaluation Presented to the UN-REDD Policy Board

July 2013

The independent Investigation and Evaluation Team assessing complaints made by COONAPIP against the UN-REDD Panama National Programme has released a report of its preliminary findings, based on an initial mission to Panama from 28 May – 07 June 2013. Read more...

Independent Investigation and Evaluation Team Arrives in Panama

May 2013

The two members of the independent investigation and evaluation team, Ms. Birgitte Feiring and Mr. Eduardo Abbott, arrived in Panama on 28 May 2013, to carry out an investigation into complaints made by the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) against the UN-REDD Panama National Programme and an evaluation of the National Programme, with a special emphasis on the participation of indigenous peoples. English - Español - Français

UN-REDD Launches Independent Evaluation of National Programme in Panama

March 2013

In response to concerns raised recently by Panama’s National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples, the UN-REDD Programme will commission an independent evaluation of the entire UN-REDD National Programme in Panama, with particular emphasis on the participation of indigenous peoples.
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Panama Organizes its First REDD+ National Working Committee Workshop

October 2012

The first REDD+ National Working Committee workshop took place in Panama to kick start the preparation of the country's REDD+ National Strategy.  Read full article…

 

UN-REDD Engages with Panama on Safeguard Information Systems for REDD+

July 2012

At the request of Panama, the UN-REDD Programme recently organized an interactive videoconference aimed at fostering a better understanding of Safeguard Information Systems (SIS) for REDD+. Read full article…

Panama Focuses on the Multiple Benefits of REDD+

March/April 2012

In designing its REDD+ Programme, Panama is exploring various scenarios to capture the environmental and social benefits of REDD+ beyond carbon.
By: Gabriel Labbate
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Expert Group Defines Options for Panama's REDD+ Implementation

October 2011

The UN-REDD Programme in Panama has convened a multidisciplinary team of experts that is developing scenarios to assist policy makers in implementing REDD+. Read full article...

UN-REDD FPIC Workshop in Panama

October 2010

The UN-REDD Programme held a consultation with Indigenous Peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate the development of guidelines on how to apply the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and develop recourse mechanisms for UN-REDD Programme activities during the REDD+ Readiness process. Read full article...

Update: UN-REDD in Latin America

August 2010

The UN-REDD Programme’s pilot and partner countries in Latin America and the Caribbean make important progress in their REDD+ readiness efforts. Read full article...

 

UN-REDD Communications on its National Programme  in Panama

Draft Report of the Independent Investigation and Evaluation
English - Español

Preliminary Report of the Independent Investigation and Evaluation Presented to the UN-REDD Policy Board
English - Español - Français

Independent Investigation and Evaluation Team Arrives in Panama
English - Español - Français

The UN‐REDD Programme launches independent evaluation of its activities in Panama
English - Español - Français

UN-REDD Statement Regarding Recent Communications with COONAPIP
English - Español - Français

 
UN-REDD in Panama

Budget: US $5.3 million

Timeframe: January 2011 - November 2014

Primary Partner:Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM), Ministry of Finance, Coordinadora Nacional de los Pueblos Indigenos de Panama (COONAPIP)

 
Documents

UN-REDD/PB3/6ai Draft National Programme Document – Panama (English)

Panama Presentation – UNEP-WCMC Co-benefits workshop – April 2010

 
Contacts

Fernando Hiraldo
UN Resident Coordinator, a.i.
Panama
fernando.hiraldo@undp.org