Synergy of REDD+ and Indonesia’s land-based NAMA commitment provides model

Indonesia now has a presidential decree on land-based NAMA, which converges to REALU (reducing emissions across all land uses), combining REDD+, peatland emission reduction, restocking of above- and-below ground carbon pool

Indonesia stands to gain more from forests than from palm oil

Conserving key rainforests in Indonesia could generate revenues three times greater than felling them for palm oil plantations, cites a new report requested by the Republic of Indonesia, from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), under its Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

Integrating agriculture and forestry in the landscape is key to reducing carbon emissions

A multifunctional approach to REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests. Read more

Reflecting on the science –policy interface work of the ASB Partnership

There is broad agreement that science could enable better decision-making for sustainable development. Yet, very often important policy decisions are made without any consideration for scientific evidence.

Lessons from forest adding countries compliment research evidence in developing countries

Common success factors for the countries studied were high level government support, forest governance reforms that addressed challenges in transparency and accountability as well as resolving the issue of secure tenure rights that facilitate community ownership.

Agriculture, Forests and Rights are key ingredients to reducing emissions

The type of agriculture practiced around a forest area, type of land users and the long-term agricultural drivers of land use change should inform an effective REDD design.

ASB manual guides REDD+ opportunity cost training in Peru

The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) brought together 53 professionals to Chacaclayo, Peru for a 3 and a half day workshop on opportunity costs of avoided deforestation.

'Agroecosystems' can boost food security and protect the environment

Two new reports from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) seek a new path toward achieving both food security and environmental health.

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