Finance

UN-REDD Supports Indigenous Peoples Participation in REDD+ in Peru [viewed]

UN-REDD ProgrammeJanuary 2014: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released the results of targeted support to strengthen the participation of indigenous peoples in REDD+ in Peru.

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IFPRI Explores the Role of Agricultural Technologies in Response to Resource Scarcity [viewed]

Food Security in a World of Natural Resource ScarcityFebruary 2014: In the context of growing populations, climate change and income growth driven food demand, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a book, titled, 'Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies.' 

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Event: Tanzania's Integrated Investment Framework: Validation Workshop [viewed]

A national workshop to validate Tanzania's Integrated Investment Framework (IIF) for sustainable land management (SLM) will take place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, from 18-20 February 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from government ministries, academia, development partner agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector. This will be the last in a series of four workshops within the framework of the Global Mechanism's (GM) Country Programme for Tanzania, the overall goal of which is to empower a variety of stakeholders to effectively and efficiently mobilize resources for the implementation of Tanzania's National Action Programme to combat desertification (NAP/UNCCD) under the overall coordination of the government.  

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2014 SEED Awards Open for Applications [viewed]

Seed Awards 147011 February 2014: The SEED Initiative, which sponsors start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs from emerging economies and developing countries, has opened nominations for its 2014 Awards.

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UNEP-FI and Partners Support Strategic Approach to REDD+ Financing [viewed]

UNEP FI8 February 2014: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), in collaboration with the Global Canopy Programme (GCP), the Amazon Environment Research Institute (IPAM), and Flora and Fauna International, issued a call for a 2015-2020 strategic approach to REDD+ financing through the Interim Forest Finance Project.

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CIFOR Assesses Media Influence on REDD+ in Tanzania [viewed]

CIFOR6 February 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a working paper, titled ‘REDD+ Politics in the Media,' which examines how the Tanzanian press reports on and influences the REDD+ dialogue.

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UNFCCC Releases ADP Summaries of Warsaw Workshops and Special Event [viewed]

UNFCCC6 February 2014: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) released three documents summarizing two workshops and one special event organized under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) during the Warsaw Climate Change Conference in November 2013.

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AfDB Supports FIP REDD+ Project in Ghana [viewed]

CIF AFDB4 February 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced US$14.55 million funding for the Ghanaian project 'Engaging Local Communities in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) /Enhancement of Carbon Stocks,' which benefits from the support from the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP).

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UNFCCC Releases COP 19 and CMP 9 Reports [viewed]

UNFCCC31 January 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the reports of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9). The reports contain the COP 19 and CMP 9 decisions taken at the Warsaw Conference and the proceedings from the sessions of COP 19 and CMP 9.

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UN-Water Synthesizes Recommendations on a Post-2015 Global Goal for Water [viewed]

un-water5 February 2014: UN-Water has released a paper, titled ‘A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of Key Findings and Recommendations from UN-Water.' The publication discusses: a dedicated global goal for water; a water goal building on existing commitments; a proposed framework for a global goal for water; costs and benefits associated with a global goal for water; implementation of the proposed framework; and conclusions.

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