Forests & REDD

FAO Advisory Committee Calls for Enhanced Role for Forest-based Industries [viewed]

FAO24 May 2012: The Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed the proposed new FAO strategic objectives in which forestry and forest-based products play a key role.

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SPC Provides GIS Training for Monitoring Climate Change, Risks for Agriculture and Forestry [viewed]

1 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) convened a training session and consultation with Fiji's Ministry of Primary Industries, as well as agriculture and forestry personnel, on spatial information needs to inform decision making. The session covered information and best practices in applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to help identify and monitor climate change and disaster risks in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

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CPF Publishes Sustainable Forest Management Fact Sheets [viewed]

5 June 2012: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), a group of 14 international forest-related organizations, has released eight fact sheets on sustainable forest management (SFM).

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RRI Reviews Forest Tenure Rights of Indigenous Peoples [viewed]

30 May 2012: Ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) has released two new analyses relating to forest tenure rights and indigenous peoples, which focus on tenure reform and impacts since the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or Rio Earth Summit).

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FAO Drylands Workshop Addresses Building Resilient Forest Landscapes [viewed]

FAO28 May 2012: At an international workshop titled "Building forest landscapes resilient to global changes in drylands," participants discussed a restoration monitoring tool and shared experiences in forest restoration projects. They heard presentations on restoration efforts in the Mediterranean, Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Event: Experiences from the FLEGT/VPA Process in West and Central African Countries [viewed]

The major objective of this workshop is to bring together government authorities, civil society organizations, private sector organizations, professionals, researchers and technicians involved in the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and related Trade FLEGT/Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) process in West and Central Africa to share and discuss experiences and lessons learned from 7 main thematic areas of the FLEGT/VPA process.  

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GEF Supports Sustainable Agroforestry Development in Venezuelan Amazon [viewed]

25 May 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) presented the results of an ongoing project that supports participative management for sustainable agroforestry development within the indigenous community of Piaroa Gavilán in the Venezuelan Amazon.

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SPREP Announces Winners of 2011 Vision Pasifika Media Award [viewed]

SPREP29 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced the winners of the 2011 Vision Pasifika Media Awards, which focused on the theme “Dugongs and Sea Grasses: Respect and Protect.”

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CAMBio Rewards Biodiversity-Friendly Enterprise in Guatemala [viewed]

29 May 2012: As executor of the Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio) project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) gave the "Bio Award" to Génesis Empresarial ("Business Genesis") for its work fostering micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in Guatemala that contribute to biodiversity conservation.

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Rio+20 Secretariat Lists Voluntary Commitments [viewed]

RIO+2024 May 2012: The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat has begun listing voluntary commitments to deliver concrete results for sustainable development.

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