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December 4, 2012

Are ‘Landscapes’ the new ‘Forests’?

We are witnessing a shift. Ever since 2007 when REDD+ first appeared on the table in Bali, forests have benefited from a profound image makeover.

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December 6th, 2012

Greenpeace leaves Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, claims Resolute logging activity in off-limit areas

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA).

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4 December 2012

REDD+ Partnership Launches the Voluntary REDD+ Database

Through the REDD+ Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched an online database of REDD+ investments.

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December 7, 2012

Brunei will do its utmost to combat climate change

In Addressing climate change and its impacts, Brunei Darussalam believes that there is a need to strike a balance between economic growth, social development and environmental protection that forms the very foundation of sustainable development, Borneo Bulletin reported.

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29 November 2012

The UK sets out new efforts to tackle global deforestation

Energy and Climate Secretary Edward Davey today outlined new innovative plans to tackle deforestation as part of the UK’s international climate change commitments.

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6 December 2012

REDD+: What is needed to make it work for the poor?

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December 6, 2012

Bolivian delegation in Doha: “this is a COP of climate change not a COP of carbon trade”

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Dec 6, 2012

Challenges and prospects for REDD+ in Africa: desk review of REDD+ implementation in Africa - a GOFC-ACRENET synthesis

This report reviews the status of REDD+ implementation in Africa, identifying forest degradation as one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The research lists current projects in Africa to build a database of REDD initiatives and their status of implementation.

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2 December 2012

REDD+ Sidelined In Dispute Over Verification

The once-promising REDD text has passed from the scientific negotiating track to the long-term action track with key provisions unresolved after Norway vetoed a last-minute compromise that Papua New Guinea had brokered between Brazil and the United States.

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December 6, 2012

Forest monitoring should integrate biodiversity and socioeconomic data, say experts

Countries need to ensure that their forest monitoring activities under REDD+ move beyond just measuring carbon emissions and changes in forest area – they should be integrated with monitoring of other forest values like biodiversity and rural social conditions, said experts on the sidelines of th


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by Dr. Radut