Collaborative and Open Online REDD+ Learning Platform Launches

 

REDD+ practitioners around the world have a new free and open online community and learning platform, with the public launch in April of REDDcommunity.org.

 

This innovative platform gives users the ability to connect with others working on REDD+, access technical learning information, learn about upcoming REDD+ related events, sign up for free REDD+ related webinars, share their experiences and learn from others around the globe -- giving users the ability to progress REDD+ and start harnessing its benefits to people and nature.  MORE>

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CANOPY. In this issue, we are excited to announce the launch of the REDD+ Community, a free and open community platform for REDD+ practitioners around the globe. We also share with you the latest REDD+ news happening around the world and our latest learning tools, including new Inspiring Practices, a new Learning Manual and video. 
Agreement reached on largest forest carbon program in Congo Basin

A diverse partnership of forest stakeholders has come together in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to submit a design for the largest ever carbon project in the Congo rainforests.  

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Carbon Fund activated with Costa Rica in "pipeline" for $63m

Costa Rica has become the first country to enter the "pipeline" for Carbon Fund support, triggering the much anticipated activation of the fund. Under a Carbon Fund Emissions Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA), Costa Rica will receive a maximum of US$63 million for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. 

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NEW Learning Session 10: REDD+ Lessons Learned and Inspiring Practices -- Tools for effective knowledge sharing 

This session will introduce new REDD+ tools including reddcommunity.org, a new online community and  resource hub, and a new REDD+ learning guide that can help you to identify, capture and share lessons learned and Inspiring Practices. 

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ARCHIVE Learning Session 9: Payment for Ecosystem Services and REDD+

Pablo Gutman, Senior Director, Environmental Economics at WWF-US discusses Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and the pros, cons and major issues of translating PES to REDD+. Josefina Braña, Policy Lead for WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative, then shares lessons learned from PES in Mexico that can be applied to REDD+. 

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ARCHIVE Learning Session 8: Ensuring Social Safeguards in REDD+ 
Minnie Degawan, WWF Forest and Climate Initiative Adviser on Social Safeguards, discusses the importance of social safeguards in making REDD+ work and how to move from planning for safeguards to actual implementation. She also provides an overview of how to know if social safeguards are being applied effectively, and walks participants through some examples of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) case studies from the field.   
Lessons Learned:       Madre de Dios, Peru
1. A high rate of government turnover makes an informed local population even more essential.

2. It is vital to have a minimum level of local technical capacity for a truly participative technical process.

3. Generating data and information-sharing agreements helps build trust among diverse stakeholders. 

 

Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui 
INTERVIEW: Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, MRV Specialist with WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative, answers key questions about REDD+ related monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV).

Hands-on approach brings REDD+ technical capacities to local communities in DRC

Local community members in the Mai Ndombe region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are learning new technical skills to help them manage their forest resources. Through a project run by WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative and WWF-DRC, with financial support from Norway's development agency Norad, 22 local community members are being taught how to record local deforestation data on computers.  
Western lowland gorilla 
Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) are found across Africa's Congo Basin, increasingly pushed to more remote areas due to loss of habitat. Though they are the most populous of gorilla subspecies, with up to 100,000 individuals, they are critically endangered and a 2010 United Nations report suggests that they may disappear from large parts of the Congo Basin by the mid-2020s.  REDD+ work in the Congo Basin is vital for the survival of this vulnerable species.

From the Tree of Practices to the Forest of Knowledge:  A guide to identifying, capturing, sharing and communicating REDD+ Inspiring Practices

This two-part guide is designed to provide REDD+ practitioners with the understanding and skills to identify, capture and share lessons learned that promote successful REDD+ initiatives. Part One outlines the model and steps to identify, collect, organize and share REDD+ practices and lessons learned. Part Two is a hands-on "toolbox" that provides detailed methods and activities for you and your team to use in reflecting on your REDD+ work and in identifying lessons learned. MORE >

 

Inspiring Practice: Mapping Madre de Dios

This new publication reflects upon the experience of developing a forest carbon map of Madre de Dios in Peru's Amazon. It is the second in a new series of REDD+ capacity tools called Inspiring Practices launched in 2013. 

 

Inspiring Practice: Development of the Amazonian Indigenous REDD+ Proposal

This Inspiring Practice highlights lessons learned through the process of developing the Amazonian Indigenous REDD+ Proposal.

It is the third in the series of REDD+  Inspiring Practices launched in 2013. 
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Engaging Forest Stewards in REDD+ Dialogues 

This new learning video produced by WWF's Forest and Climate Initiative explores engaging with indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in REDD+ dialogues. It includes interviews with REDD+ practitioners from a variety of organizations, offering a range of perspectives and views on the challenges and success of communicating REDD+ with IPLCs, making it a valuable resource for REDD+ project managers and decision makers around the world. 

 

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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 forest degradation for the benefit of people and nature.
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Disney buys $3.5M in REDD credits from rainforest conservation project in Peru


Tropical forests: Tightening up on tree carbon estimates


Mexico shows progress towards an inclusive REDD+  


Norway Ambassador Observed REDD+ Progress in Central Kalimantan

Tropical forests unexpectedly resilient to climate change


REDD+ funds bring new business opportunities to Indonesian villages

 
 
Norway Minister calls WWF REDD+ efforts in DRC "Environmental work at its best" 

"Hope" Tree becomes Earth Hour symbol for Forest Conservationists

Life-sustaining value of Earth's forests highlighted on International Day of Forests

Cameroon to receive US$3.6 to prepare for REDD+

WWF and partners launch Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Course for REDD+ Practitioners

International REDD+ negotiator to lead WWF REDD+ policy work

Earth's forests get conservation boost from eyes in space

International REDD+ forum hosted by WWF and World Bank 

8-9 APRIL 2013

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

UN FORUM ON FORESTS

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13-15 MAY 2013

ROME, ITALY

FAO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORESTS FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

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14-16 MAY 2013

REDLANDS, CA  USA

ESRI FORESTRY GIS CONFERENCE

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22-23 MAY 2013

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON

SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AFRICA


3-14 JUNE 2013

BONN, GERMANY

UNFCCC SBSTA38


5-30 AUGUST 2013

LA JOLLA, CA  USA

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN ADVANCED TERRESTRIAL CARBON ACCOUNTING


19-20 JUNE 2013

JAKARTA, INDONESIA

REDD+ IN A GREEN ECONOMY (UN-REDD SYMPOSIUM)




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