REDD

Lack of credible data in developing countries could hinder REDD+ progress

A study conducted in Panama found errors of up to 50% when compared with a reference emissions level, with the primary source of error being the mature forest carbon stock estimates.

Communities in Ghana benefit from climate change adaptation programme

About 14, 000 people from selected communities in the Northern and Upper East Regions are to benefit from a climate change programme called Adaptation Programme for Africa (ALP).

UN climate change chief urges governments to accelerate talks on emissions reduction

Governments need to design the new climate institutions that will provide adequate and efficient climate support to developing countries, including the green climate fund, the technology mechanism, and the setting up of the climate change adaptation committee, explains Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+; Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development

The Center for People and Forests has just published a book for REDD+ practitioners that describes in practical terms the steps involved to ensure that REDD+ proponents respect the right of communities to FPIC. Read more

Strategic Partnerships Enhance the Quality of Research Evidence

By Elizabeth Kahurani

Regional and cross-country partnerships are one effective way of generating research evidence for policy. One important reason is because when presented with evidence, policy makers relate better with similar and comparative findings from other countries/regions. Also, when pushing for international policies, the ‘voice’ becomes stronger and has much force through partnerships and networks.

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