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African nations, others prepare for REDD+

Nepal. Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Kenya have requested UN-REDD targeted support on legal preparedness. All are looking to adapt their existing policies, laws and regulations in order to support or put in place national REDD+ processes and strategies, with Kenya having requested the second stage of such support   Activities have been taking place over the past two years with ...

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Govts, business, civil society, indigenous leaders pledge to end loss of forests

An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That is equivalent to removing the carbon emissions ...

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Nigeria may host UN-REDD Policy Board meeting

There are indications that Nigeria may host the next UN-REDD Policy Board meeting, which will be the 13th in the series. The development is however not yet confirmed as the 20-member UN-REDD Programme Policy Board that met during the week in Lima, Peru are also considering Tanzania to organise the gathering. The 13th UN-REDD Policy Board meeting is scheduled to ...

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‘Address equity, stick to principles for REDD+ to succeed’

Salisu Dahiru

Ahead of Nigeria’s plan to launch its full implementation of the REDD+ programme with the inauguration of the National Advisory Council, government and non-state actors like the media and civil society have been urged to ensure strict adherence to the principles of equity and free, prior and informed consent that underpins the mechanism. National Network Coordinator of the Climate & ...

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REDD+: Activists decry forced relocation of indigenous people in Kenya

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The No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN) and its allies have condemned the evictions and forced relocation of the Sengwer Indigenous People in Kenya’s Cherangany Hills, as well as the World Bank-funded Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) programme in the country. In an open letter to the United Nations and the Kenyan government, the NRAN states: “The forced relocation of the Sengwer People proves the urgency of cancelling ...

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Nigeria bags second REDD+ programme funding

Salisu Dahiru

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank has approved Nigeria’s REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). The approval was made at the FCPF’s 16th Policy Council meeting that held a week ago in Geneva, Switzerland. About $3.6 million will be allocated to Nigeria to implement the R-PP. According to Salisu Dahiru, head of Nigeria’s UN-REDD+ Programme, the main ...

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Will decision on REDD+ emissions verification emerge in Warsaw?

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Louis Verchot is normally an optimist, but even he is doubtful: “It’s been four years since the debate on measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) carbon emissions started and yet we still see disagreements on how to make decisions.” Verchot, a research director at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), is referring to the meeting that never was. Earlier this ...

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Pilot projects versus National Policy in the REDD+ arena

A recent workshop in Ethiopia reunited governmental, civil society and private sector stakeholders, from various countries across Africa, to discuss the linkages between local REDD+ projects and national REDD+ strategies. Dr. Josep Gari, a UNDP professional and the Africa advisor for UN-REDD who is based in Nairobi, was invited by the organisers (FCPF and the Government of Ethiopia) to intervene ...

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Nigeria seeks fresh REDD+ funding, to submit R-PP

Three days of multi-stakeholder and multi-level deliberations that ended on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Abuja enabled the validation of the draft Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) document, which will be submitted on Wednesday July 31, 2013 to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). About 60 representatives of forest communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), investors, federal and interested state government officials, technical ...

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REDD+: Nigeria to complete Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)

For three days beginning from Monday July 22, 2013, stakeholders involved in the Nigerian REDD+ Readiness project will gather for a crucial meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital City, to tidy up the scheme’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). The R-PP should be ready in time for submission on or before July 31, 2013 if the country hopes to secure an ...

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