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Forest Carbon Week in Review: Progress All Around

16 March 2010 | As several countries around the world busily keep moving forward with their REDD+ readiness plans, the supporting UN-REDD and World Bank Programs will be meeting next week in Vietnam to take stock and consider some important new proposals.

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  • Published: Jan 28th, 2011
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Nat’l workshop on carbon trading kicks off

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KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A two-day national workshop on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) kicked off in Kathmandu on Sunday with the primary objective of devising measures to reap maximum benefits from carbon trading.

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2010: the Year in Forest Carbon

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31 December 2010 | REDD burst into general awareness at the end of 2009, when the Copenhagen Accord

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Is REDD the New Green? Why a Much-Hyped Carbon Offset Program May Do More Harm Than Good

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There’s a real division, not only between rich countries who are very much for this and others, but also in the progressive community.

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  • Published: Dec 12th, 2010
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Africa is Ready for REDD in the Voluntary Carbon Market

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International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) side event #33 at COP16/CMP6

Panel Description
Africa is home to the planets second largest tropical rainforest, and represents one of the fastest emerging markets in forest carbon. What are the challenges and opportunities in developing high quality forest carbon projects in Africa. This panel will examine the current state of the forest carbon market in Africa from both marketing and management perspectives, with particular attention to on-the-ground realities, including the roles of funders, private developers, NGOs and local communities.

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  • Published: Dec 10th, 2010
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Addressing Climate Change by Conserving and Restoring the Worlds Forests

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The United States Launches REDD+ Strategy

The U.S. Government is proud to announce the release of the United States strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and increase carbon sequestration by forests in developing countries. This is commonly referred to as REDD+.

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REDD+ Partners Post Working Plan for 2011 and 2012

Deforestation and outdated farming methods combine to generate more than 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions, which is why financing mechanisms aimed at tackling both are hot topics as UN Climate talks open today.

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Quick Stop on Cancun COP: December 9

Setting the Stage
LULUCF: Key issues for Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) are accounting in developed (Annex 1) countries and the future of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) post 2012. Negotiators are focused on if and how emissions from forest management will be accounted for by developed countries. Both issues are being hashing out in the AdHoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP15).

REDD+: Potential agreements on REDD+ are a beam of hope in an otherwise dreary forecast. Components relevant to REDD+ wind throughout several negotiation streams as well as Interim REDD+ Partnership discussions. How REDD+ could fit into country emission reduction commitments, equitable distribution of funds, the use of market mechanisms and the development of appropriate funds are in motion under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG LCA). AWG-LCA Chair Margaret Mukahanana- Sangarwe identified REDD+, along with adaptation agriculture and technology as issues as areas where consensus could be reached at COP 16.

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Australia: Forest carbon rights in REDD+ countries: a snapshot of Africa

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The world’s forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Not only does this endanger biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities, it is a major contributing factor to global climate change. It is a challenge that needs to be addressed

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Cancun hopes to serve “oven-ready” REDD deal

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UK businesses should prepare for international climate change negotiators to strike a deal on how rich nations will pay to help reduce emissions from deforestation at Cancun, according to experts from leading green groups.

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Indonesia’s forest protection plan at risk, says report

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Industrial interests are threatening to undermine Norway’s billion dollar partnership with Indonesia, potentially turning the forest conservation deal into a scheme that subsidizes conversion of rainforests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp and paper plantations, logging concessions, and energy production, claims a new report from Greenpeace.

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“REDD+ at project scale: Evaluation and Development Guide”

The “REDD+ at project scale: Evaluation and Development Guide” aims at supporting project promoters in developing REDD+ projects, and investors or funding agencies in their assessments of these projects. It offers insights into existing tools and key questions. On the basis of initial feedbacks from existing REDD+ projects and other more long-standing projects for natural resources management, the guide also deals with crucial aspects particularly the definition of project activities, legal and organisational issues and economic and financial assessments.

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  • Published: Nov 27th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Global Conference on Indigenous Women, Climate Change and REDD Plus in the Philippines

Seventy five indigenous women from 28 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Pacific and North America travelled to Manila this week for a two-day workshop to discuss the impacts of climate change and mitigation measures such as REDD-plus on their rights and roles as indigenous women.

In a statement from the meeting, the indigenous women note that REDD

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Communities fear government take-over of forests

As the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) mechanism intensifies operation in its pilot areas in Cross River State some residents in the communities are nursing

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  • Published: Nov 26th, 2010
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Emissions cuts wont hurt growth: Govt

The ongoing emissions cuts under reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) are unlikely to disrupt Indonesias efforts to reach its economic growth target of between 7 and 7.7 percent by 2014, a senior official says.

The statement came amid protests from businesspeople claiming the scheme could hurt them.

Forestry Ministry secretary-general Hadi Daryanto said Wednesday that the government was reducing emissions by using proper principles of sustainable forest management.

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The Accomplishments of the REDD+ Partnership: A Solid Foundation

The overarching objective of the REDD+ Partnership is monumental. As partners, we seek to slow, stop and reverse one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and losses of biodiversity in the history of mankind! Thoughtfully designed, REDD+ can fulfill international objectives related to climate change, conservation, biodiversity preservation, sustainable livelihoods, and the REDD+ Partnership can be instrumental toward achieving these goals.

To succeed, the Partnership must catalyze action on finance, mitigation, adaptation, technology and capacity. Leadership will be required of both developed and developing countries.

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PNG: Foreign companies profiting from carbon scams

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The government of Papua New Guinea has been awarded Greenpeaces

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UPDATE 1-Greenpeace critical of PNG graft, “carbon cowboys”

SYDNEY Oct 25 (Reuters) – Rainforest-clad Papua New Guinea is not ready for international funding for U.N.-backed forest carbon credits to stem deforestation, said Greenpeace, citing corruption, “carbon cowboys” and lack of political leadership.

A Greenpeace report into PNG’s attempts to promote a U.N.-supported scheme REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), found it was more interested in the funding than reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Greenpeace critical of PNG graft, “carbon cowboys”

SYDNEY Oct 25 (Reuters) – Rainforest-clad Papua New Guinea is not ready for international funding for U.N.-backed forest carbon credits to stem deforestation, said Greenpeace, citing corruption, “carbon cowboys” and lack of political leadership.

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  • Published: Oct 8th, 2010
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REDD+ Partnership Talks Stall in Blur of Finger-Pointing

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REDD+ Partnership talks officially launched on Monday after a weekend workshop. Since then, the Partners haven’t completed a single agenda item, and a large number of donors, recipients, and stakeholders lay the blame on co-chairs Papua New Guinea and Japan. A spokesperson for the Rainforest Coalition, however, says donors are stalling to avoid paying their share.

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  • Published: Oct 8th, 2010
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REDD+ Partnership Feels the Heat as Climate-Change Talks Begin in Tianjin

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Author: Steve Zwick

Most Parties to the UN Climate-Change Convention agree that we can slow climate change in the short term by saving tropical rainforests and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

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  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2010
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Nepal foresters ready to sell carbon stocks

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A pilot project underway in Nepal aims to strengthen the capacity of the government and community forest user groups (CFUGs) to measure and monitor carbon stored in the countrys forests.

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  • Published: Aug 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Africa looks to vast forests for carbon credits

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Reporting from Banco, Ivory Coast

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  • Published: Jun 5th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Negotiating session of the Convention on Climate Change (Bonn, May31 to June 11, 2010)

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change session taking place in Bonn from May 31 to June 11 marks the resumption of the climate negotiations within the UN framework. It will focus on the two main working groups on the Kyoto Protocol and on long term cooperative action (LCA).

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  • Published: May 22nd, 2010
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International governors meet to prioritize carbon trade

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The five-day Governors Climate and Forest (GCF) forum opened in Banda Aceh on Monday to discuss and formulate a number of policies to fight for the rights of local people to maintain their own forests and profit from carbon trade.

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