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9 January 2014 Source: IISD -- The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) released a report on 'Sharing National Experiences in Strengthening Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity for REDD+.' The publication features examples from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines. [more]
25 November 2013 Source: BBC News -- Nations meeting in Warsaw at UN talks have agreed a significant step forward towards curbing emissions from deforestation. [more]
12 November 2013 Source: CIFOR -- The extent and rate of change to a country’s forest cover provides a useful guide for designing context-specific and effective REDD+ policies, according to researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). [more]
4 November 2013 Source: BBC News -- Communities living alongside the world's tropical forests can estimate an area's carbon stocks as effectively as hi-tech systems, a study has shown. [more]
20 September 2013 Source: UN-REDD Programme -- Leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors convened at REDD+ Talks: NYC to discuss their experiences of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and the role of the private sector in advancing this critical mechanism to tackle deforestation and climate change. [more]
17 September 2013 Source: IISD -- The World Bank, on behalf of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), and the Government of Costa Rica have announced an agreement for the purchase of an Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) for REDD+ worth as much as US$63 million. [more]
3 September 2013 Source: Ecosystem Marketplace -- Over the past six weeks, Forest Trends’ REDDX and ODI’s Climate Funds Update have been exploring the state of REDD+ finance with input from Transparency International, the Tropical Forest Group, Ecosystem Marketplace and UNEP Finance Initiative. Here's how these organizations can work together in the future to shine more light on this critical process. [more]
23 August 2013 Source: UN-REDD Programme -- The United Nations Programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) and Code REDD present REDD+ Talks: NYC , an official side event to the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly to mark UN-REDD's fifth anniversary. [more]