Forests & REDD

FAO LAC Forestry Commission Discusses Climate Change, Forest Management [viewed]

FAO19 March 2012: The 27th meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) has developed recommendations to FAO about forest genetic resources, climate change, sustainable forest management (SFM) and priorities for the draft work programme of FAO's Committee on Forestry (COFO).

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Draft Ramsar COP 11 Resolutions Released [viewed]

6 April 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that, following the approval by the Standing Committee of the draft resolutions for consideration by the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP 11), the Secretariat has finalized and translated all the draft resolutions into the three Convention languages (English, French and Spanish).

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2010 FAO Forest Assessment Available on CD-ROM [viewed]

FAO2 April 2012: The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010), compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, is now available on CD-ROM. 

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IPPC Adopts New Strategic Framework and Resource Mobilization Strategy [viewed]

IPPC26 March 2012: At its seventh session, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CMP 7) adopted, among other decisions: the IPPC Strategic Framework 2012-2019; a resource mobilization strategy; six International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs); as well as a number of institutional and procedural decisions. The CMP is the Governing Body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

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CAN to Strengthen Environmental Information on the Peruvian Amazon [viewed]

22 March 2012: The Andean Community (CAN) Secretariat signed an agreement with the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) to strengthen the management of environmental information in the Peruvian Amazon.

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UNU, IPCC Convene Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Mitigation [viewed]

2 April 2012: The UN University (UNU) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convened a three-day workshop on “Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects.” Participants examined how mitigation efforts can impact indigenous peoples and local communities, and what barriers exist to their involvement and their capacity to benefit.

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ACTO Environment Ministers Adopt Lima Declaration, Agree to Combat Illegal Mining [viewed]

ACTO21 March 2012: The second meeting of the Environment Ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) adopted a "Lima Declaration" agreeing on joint actions on environmental policy, including annual Environmental Ministerials and closer coordination in implementing multilateral environment agreements (MEAs). They also recommended that ACTO form a special working group to draft a common strategy to combat illegal mining in the Amazon Basin.

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CITES Scientific Committees Meet in Tandem [viewed]

CITES30 March 2012: For the first time in several years, the scientific committees of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in tandem.

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Regional Development Banks Support Community-Based Sustainable Businesses [viewed]

29 March 2012: The Multilateral Investment Fund (known as FOMIN in Spanish), part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) together with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Dutch Development Bank (FMO), and The Nature Conservancy have launched the second stage of a fund aimed at supporting sustainable community living and business ventures in Latin America.

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ITTO Supports Tropical Wood Testing Lab Upgrade in Mexico [viewed]

28 March 2012: An International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) project has upgraded and strengthened a testing laboratory for tropical woods in Mexico.

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