A new study involving scientists from 13 different organizations, universities and research institutions states that forest protection offers one of the most effective, practical, and immediate strategies to combat climate change.
During its fourth meeting in Nairobi, Kenya 18-19 March 2010, the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board approved new funds (US$14.7 million) for national UN-REDD programmes in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.
Acknowledging the calls from member countries for closer collaboration between the UN and World Bank systems...
The Norway-France interim partnership for REDD-plus convened its first meeting recently, to mobilize funds for developing coutnries to reduce their emissions from deforestation.
France, Norway and four other countries pledged an initial $3.5 billion to REDD Plus through 2012.