WWF-FCI REDD+ initiatives lauded by government of Norway in new report



The government of Norway's Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has released its report, Real-Time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) -- Lessons Learned from Support to Civil Society Organisations. In the report, the WWF Forest and Climate Initiative's (FCI) REDD+ projects are highlighted for their international successes. 


Building the treasure map: Gathering and sharing REDD+ experiences in Latin America

The WWF Forest and Climate Initiative's (FCI) Learning and Knowledge Sharing programme in July brought together experts from different Latin American organizations and government agencies to share their experiences 
and inspirations working on REDD+ projects. 
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Emission Reduction Programme Idea Note (ER-PIN) for DRC finalized

The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) ER-PIN will be officially submitted in mid-September 2012 for consideration by the Carbon Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).  


Stakeholders join hands to develop REDD+ FPIC protocols in DRC
Local and international civil society leaders and representatives of the private sector came together in Kinshasa in August to develop a roadmap for the implementation of REDD+ free and prior informed consent (FPIC) protocols. 
NEW Learning Session 4: Relevance of consultation and FPIC to REDD+
The learning session will tackle, in regards to REDD+, the rationale and need of enacting social safeguards accordingly with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) along with emerging good practices regarding social safeguards' implementation.
FCI Learning Session 3: 
Monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV)
In July, WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative hosted a webinar on MRV. An online video archive of the session is available to all audiences.
Esombo Flory Botamba
Esombo "Flory" Botamba is WWF's REDD+ focal point in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He currently manages one of WWF's most successful REDD+ initiatives to date, the 30,000 square kilometre Mai Ndombe project in DRC's Bandundu Province. 
Scorecard: UNFCCC Bangkok intersessional
From 30 August to 5 September, 2012, an intersessional meeting of the UNFCCC took place in Bangkok. View WWF's snapshot scorecard to see how we rated the meeting's outcomes.

Promoting indigenous peoples' and local communities' REDD+ perspectives

Meet Diego Iván Escobar, Natural Resources and Environment Coordinator with COICA (Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin). MORE >
Revered and feared, the jaguar is the biggest cat of the American continent. Despite a wide distribution in rainforests, flooded swamp areas, grasslands, thorn scrub woodlands and dry deciduous forests, it is scattered in these places and generally decreasing in numbers outside of the Amazon rainforest, its main stronghold. Through REDD+ implementation, critical jaguar habitat can be conserved.
From project based to nested REDD+: Monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) standards for carbon accounting
This report seeks to determine which of the existing standards for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon emissions associated with REDD+ activities are most appropriate for use within a nested system. MORE >
Community tenure and REDD+
This paper reviews and synthesizes key issues, developments and lessons from recent literature and experience with tenure policy reforms and implementation, in terms of the particular opportunities and challenges presented by REDD+. It is also a resource for organizations to better understand and address tenure issues as part of their work on REDD+ 
Reference Levels and Payments for REDD+: Lessons from the recent Guyana-Norway Agreement 
This report discusses the various definitions proposed for REDD+ RLs and RELs and asserts that a RL to track REDD+ progress is not necessarily the same as a reward or crediting line and that the two concepts can and should be separated.   MORE > 
Paul Chatterton, Deputy Leader, WWF Forest and Climate Initiative, answers the question: Can the long-term financing be mobilized to make REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) work? 
WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative is working to ensure that REDD+ significantly contributes to the conservation of tropical forest and thereby to the reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation for the benefit of people and nature.

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UNFCCC: Recent compilation of developed country submissions on fast-start finance

Ecuador launches UN-REDD national programme

Report: Drivers of Deforestion and Forest Degradation
International Climate Financing: Successes in Nepal show how such financing has broad benefits for development. 

Peru about to reach a million hectares of certified forests

WWF signs agreement with IDH to promote FSC in Congo Basin

UNFCCC Webinar series on Long-term finance
13 September 2012

World Forest Week -- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO) 
24-28 September 2012
Rome, Italy

Conference of the Parties (CoP18) UNFCCC
26 November 2012 - 7 December 2012
Doha, Qatar

Bruce Cabarle
FCI Lead
Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
FCI Director of Communications
Photos and graphics © WWF or used with permission. Text available under a Creative Commons licence. Highlights: © Kevin Schafer / WWF-Canon, © Damian Vargas / WWF  REDD+ Nations:  © Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell / WWF,  © Alexander Belokurov / WWF,  Building REDD+ Capacity: © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon, Alexander Belokurov / WWF, REDD+ Experts: Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell / WWF, REDD+ People: © COICA, REDD+ Species: © Staffan Widstrand / WWF.