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Although REDD+ is primarily a mechanism for reducing carbon emissions from forests, concerns regarding social benefits, wellbeing and gender are ... The post Gender lessons for climate initiatives: A comparative study of REDD+ impacts on subjective wellbeing appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research .
Although water is involved in many ecosystem services, the absence of monitoring data restricts the development of effective water management ... The post Citizen science pioneers in Kenya – A crowdsourced approach for hydrological monitoring appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research .
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th April 2018 —A study of Lao PDR’s bear farms suggests that foreign business ventures and tourism may be propping up the bear bile industry in the Economic Zone on the country’s border with China where bear farming facilities have tripled in size between 2012 and 2017, finds a new TRAFFIC study published in Global Ecology and Conservation
The UNFCCC report compiles information on, among others, progress, lessons learned, gaps and needs, as well as financial and technical support received by developing countries and provided by developed countries, in the process to formulate and implement NAPs as at 9 February 2018. In relation to gaps and needs in particular, the publication recommends that stakeholders be aware of the linkages between national monitoring, and the evaluation and monitoring of NDCs, the SDGs and other global frameworks....
The new Russian forest inventory and planning instruction has been officially published and will come into force on May 4, 2018. See more details in Russian here: Новая Лесоустроительная инструкция официально опубликована и вступит в силу 4 мая 2018 года
This technical report describes the results of several studies conducted under ITTO project PD 635/12 Rev.2 (F): “Buffer zone management for Pulong Tau National Park with involvement of local communities in Sarawak, Malaysia”. The project demonstrated the crucial role that buffer zones can play in providing additional safeguards for core protected areas and securing a resource base for local community use. In this approach the project complemented previous projects in Sarawak focused on biodiversity...
The forestry sector has engaged with gender issues to the extent that including ‘women’ mattered for sustainable forest management and ... The post Making sense of ‘intersectionality’: A manual for lovers of people and forests appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research .
Africa Climate Week aimed to capture regional concerns to motivate climate action on the ground in such sectors as energy, agriculture and human settlements. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa called on Africa to implement integrated policies that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. During the Africa Carbon Forum, speakers called for a “new and robust” mechanism to help African countries meet emissions targets, and emphasized the “unique capacity” of Africa to innovate.
The Mountain Partnership has published baseline data for the Mountain Green Cover Index, one the official indicators for Sustainable Development Goal target 15.4. To develop the baseline data, interactive visualizations were derived from FAO’s Collect Earth and the 2015 global map of mountains produced by FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat.
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) has opened up a new global discussion on forest ... The post Institutionalization of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru, and Tanzania: progress and implications appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research .

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