Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) in nested REDD+

WWF have released a report that guides towards appropriate monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon emissions associated with REDD+ in a nested system.

Landscape approach to future forest and tree management

This presentation by WorldAgrofrestry Director General, Prof Tony Simons, explains what is a landscape approach and why it is needed for future forest and tree resources management.

Africa must earn climate funds

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference less than four months away, African countries need to present convincing arguments and successful adaptation projects to attract competitive funding for adjusting to changes in global weather patterns, climate finance experts say. Read more

Analysing REDD+: Challenges and choices

This is the third book in a series of highly recognised REDD+ volumes from CIFOR. It provides an analysis of actual REDD+ design and early implementation, based on a large research project – the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS), undertaken by CIFOR and partners.

Large corporate profits driving deforestation

The main drivers of deforestation worldwide are no longer subsistence-level farmers trying to put food on their tables, but corporations, converting massive tracts of land for industrial agriculture. This offers a rare opportunity for conservation through environmentalists and consumer pressure.

REDD performance should focus on sustained investment

Future progress in REDD+ will require supporting nation states to develop and carry out legal and policy reforms that lead to long term and sustainable land use and improvements in governance, leading to improved management, use and conservation of forest land.

Efficient, Effective and Equitable REDD+

Realising REDD+: National Policies and Options, a book published by the Center for International Forestry Research provides a 3E+ criteria of climate effectiveness, cost efficiency and equity outcomes, in addition to their generation of co-benefits: biodiversity and other environmental services, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods,

Chart: Tropical forest loss between 2000-2005

Gross forest loss in tropical countries, 2000-2005 according to Harris et al (2012).

REDD+ within reach in rural Brazil

Brazil’s land reform program that aimed to bring “People without land to land without people” has resulted in over 8,500 settlements covering more than 84 million hectares of forest throughout the country.

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