REDD

Counting the Cost of Land Use Change and REDD+ in Latin America

This article first featured on the International Center for Tropical Agriculture’s (CIAT) blog. Over 50 public administration officials and economists from 15 countries in Latin America benefited from one week training on calculating opportunity costs of land use change

Norway: rainforest protection efforts must work through corruption challenge

Corruption in poor countries shouldn't deter developed countries from supporting initial efforts to save the world's tropical forests, Norway's environment minister told Reuters. Erik Solheim said rich countries must be willing to take risks in supporting initiatives to slow deforestation and urged the

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

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