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More than one billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihoods, and most of them are among the poorest people on earth. Primary forests, particularly tropical primary forests, are also home to half or more of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has the potential to improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change, but this significant potential can only be realized with the right approach. Learn about IUCN's approach to REDD+

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State of play

IUCN’s Chief Economist, Dr Joshua Bishop, introduces this issue by describing the emerging economic approach to biodiversity conservation. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, Papallacta.

Ecuador prepara su Estrategia Nacional REDD+

El IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, se desarrolló del 15 al 18 de junio, como parte de las actividades que desarrolla The Forest Dialogue (El Diálogo sobre Bosques) y la UICN. En medio de una numerosa participación de miembros de la sociedad civil, gobiernos y sector privado de EEUU, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Guyana, Ghana, Kenia, Uganda, Ecuador e Irlanda, el país recibió nuevos insumos para la construcción de su Estrategia Nacional REDD+. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

REDD hopes

Conserving of our tropical forests is key to combat climate change. Ytha Kempkes, lobbyist with IUCN Netherlands, tells us all about REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, which is part of the ongoing climate negotiations. Alex Dadzie, from the Ghana Timber Association, explains how REDD would benefit the industry and forest communities in his country. …  

29 Jun 2010 | Audio

Arborvitae 41

arborvitae Issue 41 - Forest finance

 Forest finance

  • Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
  • Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
  • REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
  • Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
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17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication

Drought

Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent

Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …  

11 Jun 2010 | International news release

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Sharing the benefits of REDD

Full participation of forest communities is indispensable for REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) to be a success, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says in a new study. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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Climate action needed now - talks continue

As climate negotiations resume today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges delegates to establish a post-2012 global climate change regime. …  

31 May 2010 | International news release

Social Assessment of Conservation Initiatives

Social Assessment of Conservation Initiatives - CEESP TILCEPA and TGER member and Regional Vice-Chair (Oceania) has been involved in the production of the following report. …  

21 May 2010 | Downloads - publication

REDD and Communities Task Force calls for case studies on ICCAs and the “underlying causes of forest conservation”


The REDD and Communities Task Force of CEESP and the Global Forest Coalition have started a new initiative to map, document and promote successful examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-driven forest conservation and restoration, and the incentive systems and policy frameworks that have made them work. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Nature - our trusted ally

Nature-our trusted ally in climate change fight

How can nature help us adapt to climate change and minimize its effects? This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and ecosystems-based adaptation. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video


Feature Video

REDD+ IN GHANA: Promoting a Pro-poor approach

Ghana's contribution to international efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change

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  • Scoping Dialogue on REDD+ Benefit Sharing: Co-Chair's Summary Report
IUCN's First REDD+ Roundup Newsletter
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