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Issue date: 
February 25, 201

Preparedness for REDD+ Climate Finance - Vietnam, Mexico & Zambia

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, forest management and enhanced carbon stocks (REDD+), is an evolving international climate finance mechanism that may provide considerable sustainable development opportunities for developing countries.

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21 January 2012

Bringing Issues of Climate

CLIMATE change presents a real threat to human development and it is already undermining productive sectors like agriculture which has the highest potential to reduce poverty levels in Zambia.

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Sun 01 Jan. 2012

ZIEM urges donors to increase ‘green' funding

THE extreme weather and climatological changes happening around the world are having a profound impact on the population and the ecosystem, says the Zambia Institute of Environmental Management.

ZIEM chief executive officer Morgan Katati said the changes such as floods, heatwaves and droughts presented a vivid image of the direction the world was heading to.

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December 24, 2011

IDLO Publishes Reports on Legal Preparedness for REDD+ in Mexico, Vietnam and Zambia

To advance legal knowledge and action for REDD+ development and climate change mitigation, IDLO, in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), prepared country studies on Legal Preparedness for REDD+.

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November 30th, 2011

Experiencing effects of climate change at home

AS the Conference of Parties (Cop 17) to the United Nations (UN) framework convention on climate change progresses in the South-African town of Durban, it is important to note that Zambians too can get involved in climate change programmes at an individual level.

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December 02, 2011

Climate fund transparency vital

THE Zambia Institute of  Environmental  Management (ZIEM) has  called for  equity  and transparency  in the  utilisation of the  Green Climate  Fund  to enable  developing countries   effectively  manage the effects of climate  change.
ZIEM executive director Morgan Katati said developing countries such as Zambia should be supported by countries which are major culprits when it comes to emissions.
He was speaking to journalists at the on-going climate change conference in South Africa.

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10 July 2011

Giving back to Mother Earth

“ZAMBIA has approximately 50 million hectares of forest, with an estimated deforestation rate of 250,000 to 300,000 hectares per year.”

This is according to the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+).

Undoubtedly, deforestation continues to be a big challenge in Zambia. The uncontrolled cutting down of trees for charcoal, timber and other uses for a livelihood has continued to deplete the country’s forests.

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01 July 2011

UN to monitor aid for climate change

THE United Nations says it will closely monitor all the funds it will give Zambia for climate change projects.

And the UN has given Zambia US$4.5 million for the implementation of the UN-REDD plus project.

In an interview, United Nations Development Plan (UNDP) environment finance advisor for Africa Josep Gari said corruption was undermining the country’s development.

Gari said the UN would set up an anti-corruption initiative to ensure that the funds were put to good use.

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24 Sep 2010

Electricity price hikes set to fuel Zambia deforestation

LUSAKA (AlertNet) - More of Zambia's forests are likely to be cut down for charcoal after the country's energy watchdog allowed national energy company Zesco to hike electricity prices for domestic consumers by around 40 percent in August.

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03 August 2010

Making REDD+ Work for Zambia

UNDP Programme Officer, Samuli Leminen, highlights REDD+ progress in Zambia since the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board approved US$4.5 million for the country’s national REDD+ strategy.


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by Dr. Radut