National Action

ICRAF and Sierra Leone Sign MOU [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)18 November 2013: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Sierra Leone to support strategic research on agroforestry.

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ICRAF Reports on Landscape Emission Reductions Pilot Project [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)18 November 2013: The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) announced a report from the Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) highlighting the lessons learned and outcomes from the project, ‘Reduced Emission from All Land Use (REALU)'.

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CIF Funds Forest Management in Burkina Faso [viewed]

AfDB13 November 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced US$11.5 million of support for the Government of Burkina Faso under the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP).

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PROFOR Highlights Community Forestry Potential in Nepal [viewed]

PROFOR12 November 2013: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has released the Nepal Forest Sector Strategy, which highlights the 5.6 percent annual conversion rate of forests in the country and makes recommendations on resource mobilization for forest conservation and forestry.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Parties' Submissions on Geo-Engineering-Related Measures [viewed]

CBD12 November 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties to submit information on any measures they have undertaken to ensure that no climate-related geo-engineering activities that may affect biodiversity take place, and to address the exception for small-scale scientific research studies contained in CBD Decision X/33, subparagraph 8(w) on geo-engineering.

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UNU-IAS Report Highlights Urban Climate Co-Benefits [viewed]

Unuiaslogo18 November 2013: The UN University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) has launched a policy report, titled ‘Urban Development and Climate Co-Benefits: Aligning Climate, Environmental and Other Development Goals in Cities.' The report examines challenges and opportunities in implementing urban climate co-benefit approaches, with a particular focus on developing country cities and sub-national processes in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Japan.

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CIFOR Leads Panel on How to Get REDD+ Off the Ground [viewed]

Get REDD Off the Ground15 November 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) organized ‘Getting REDD+ Off the Ground: Challenges and Opportunities,' which focused on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks in Developing Countries (REDD+)' on the sidelines of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference.

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Panelists in Warsaw Discuss Ways to Link Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies [viewed]

Link Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies14 November 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) organized a side event at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, titled ‘Linking Adaptation and Mitigation to Address Multiple Risks: New Research Findings and Field Examples.' Panelists presented research on ways to connect planning for mitigation and adaptation strategies.

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ITTO Update Notes the Value of Tropical Timber Industry [viewed]

Itto13 November 2013: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released the third edition of the twenty-second volume of its Tropical Forest update, focusing on sustainable tropical forest industries.

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INC-Forests Forwards Unfinished Convention Text to Ministerial Conference [viewed]

inc4-forests11 November 2013: The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests) was unable to finalize the text of a convention on forests during its final session.

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