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UNEP Publishes REDD+ Implementation Manual for National Legal Practitioners [viewed]

redd_implementationNovember 2015: Developed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with UN-REDD, the implementation manual on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promoting the conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) aims to provide legal practitioners in REDD+ countries, particularly partner countries of the UN-REDD Programme, with information on assessing national legal frameworks and associated gaps as well as suggestions on options to address key REDD+ legal issues.

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November 2015 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

november_climate_financeNovember 2015: During the month of November, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) reported on new financing, collaborations and other climate finance news. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), climate funds and forestry research centers launched studies, think pieces and multimedia content on, inter alia, climate-related disasters, vulnerability in Africa, stranded assets, Adaptation Fund activities and REDD+.

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October-November 2015 NAMA Update [viewed]

nama_updateNovember 2015: This update provides information on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, including NAMAs seeking support for preparation and implementation, and related support, events and activities, for the period from October to November 2015.

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UN-REDD Programme Concludes 15th Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

unredd11 November 2015: Three new National Programmes were presented by Chile, Myanmar and Peru at the 15th meeting of the UN-REDD Programme's Policy Board, held from 9-10 November 2015, in San José, Costa Rica. Support for the 2016-2020 phase of the Programme was reaffirmed by its three collaborating UN agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Global Joint REDD+ Knowledge Exchange Day Shares Lessons and Challenges [viewed]

unredd-fcpf8 November 2015: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the UN Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) hosted the 2015 Global Joint (REDD+) Exchange Day on 8 November 2015, in San José, Costa Rica. The event was designed as a country-led South-South knowledge exchange opportunity, and was webcasted live.

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Gender Day at UNCCD COP 12 Explores Women's Contribution to LDN [viewed]

dryland_women_land_rights16 October 2015: Held on the sidelines of the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), this one-day event addressed gender perspectives in meeting the UNCCD goal of land degradation neutrality (LDN), and associated target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The discussions drew on a three-part global study, titled ‘Women's Empowerment in the Drylands,' which explores issues of gender justice with respect to land rights, governance and resilience.

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UNEP Launches Guide to National Legislation for Rio Principle 10 [viewed]

UNEP Logo23 October 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a guide to help countries improve their implementation of Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. UNEP describes the guide as “a milestone for both environmental law and sustainable development.” The publication was launched alongside the Eye on Earth Summit in early October, and later made available online.

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On International Snow Leopard Day, INTERPOL Releases Central Asia Strategy on Illegal Wildlife Trade [viewed]

snow-leopard-Copyright_interpol_widget_caroussel23 October 2015: Marking International Snow Leopard Day, which coincides with the adoption of the Bishkek Declaration on the Conservation of the Snow Leopard on 23 October 2013, INTERPOL released an enforcement strategy to combat illegal wildlife trade in Central Asia.

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GEF Council Approves Regional Programme to Protect Amazon [viewed]

GEF21 October 2015: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a “first-of-its-kind” multi-million dollar project to help protect over 80% of the Amazon and combat climate change. GEF says it will commit US$113 million for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program, a regional programme covering Brazil, Colombia and Peru, which is expected to leverage US$682 million in additional financing over five years.

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CBD Reports on Investment Workshop, Issues Guidance on Finance Reporting [viewed]

CBD16 October 2015: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the report of a workshop on domestic and international biodiversity-related investments and impacts. The workshop report includes a compilation and review of methodologies and associated experiences intended to support Parties in their financial reporting under the Convention.

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