Forests & REDD

ICRAF Publishes Guide on Conservation Agriculture with Trees [viewed]

World Agroforestry CentreApril 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has published a guide for farmers and extension staff, titled ‘Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT): Principles and Practice.' The guide aims to assist extension agents in conducting training events on CAWT for farmers and other stakeholders in the East African region.

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Review of Sustainability Initiatives Identifies Market and Performance Trends [viewed]

sustainability-initiatives-identifiesApril 2014: The 'State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014,' which resulted from a collaborative effort among several organizations, examines market and performance trends of the 16 most prevalent standards initiatives—such as the Forest Stewardship Council, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance—across ten leading commodity sectors.

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Event: 36th Session of the Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management [viewed]

The meeting convened by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry and Timber Section will consider guidance and exchange views on issues of forest statistics and other elements of the ECE/FAO Joint Work Programme.  

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Event: First Meeting of the UNECE/FAO Teams of Specialists on Statistics, Wood Energy and Sustainable Forest Products [viewed]

The meeting convened by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry and Timber Section will provide advice on forest products markets in the UNECE region, review wood energy and forest product statistics, and discuss implementation of and the follow-up on the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry.  

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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6 [viewed]

GEF16 April 2014: The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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LEDS, World Bank Workshops Highlight African Green Growth Opportunities [viewed]

World BankLEDS15 April 2014: Two regional workshops in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), addressed the relationship between green growth and natural resources management, including best practices on low emissions development strategies (LEDS).

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Bioversity Issues Factsheet on Genetic Diversity Conservation in Asian Tropical Forests [viewed]

bioversity-frim15 April 2014: Noting that forest genetic diversity can be lost after just one logging event, Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia have published a case study reviewing what is known about the impacts of logging on genetic diversity in Asian tropical forests. To accompany this research, they have also issued a factsheet to help policymakers and forest managers raise awareness of and conserve forest biodiversity.

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Nordic Council Examines Role of Land-Use in Future Climate Agreement [viewed]

Nordic Council Logo8 April 2014: The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a report proposing ways to ensure an effective treatment of the land-use sector under a future climate change agreement.

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CPF Calls for Nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award [viewed]

CFPApril 2014: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has announced the opening of nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award 2014. The award will be issued to an individual who has achieved success in the preservation, restoration and sustainable management of forests for the benefit of local communities, rural livelihoods, women and the environment.

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CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries [viewed]

CIFORApril 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries. 'The challenges of establishing REDD+ on the ground' covers 23 sub-national programmes, concluding that the greatest challenges facing REDD+ implementation are inadequate economic incentives coupled with insecure land tenure and use rights.

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