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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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Pro-poor REDD-plus Brochure

Building effective pro-poor REDD-plus interventions

How enhanced multi-stakeholder processes can ensure REDD-plus works for vulnerable communities.   …  

07 Dec 2010 | Downloads - document

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'Lives of the Forest'

'Lives of the Forest' is a new video created by indigenous activists from across the Asia Pacific region exploring the likely impacts of the UN's REDD programme on indigenous resources and lifestyles.  It was created during a participatory video facilitator training in Ifugao (Philippines) by representatives of 15 distinct indigenous communities from 8 different countries. …  

03 Dec 2010 | Downloads - document
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IUCN spokesperson Carole Saint Laurent speaking at the 'women in REDD' event, UNFCCC Cancun

Women in REDD critical for climate action

Cancun, Mexico. Women must be included in all international efforts to save the world’s remaining forests and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17%, according to IUCN. …   | Spanish

02 Dec 2010 | IUCN statement

Equator province forest governance network meeting.

Multi-stakeholder dialogues in IUCN's work on forest governance

IUCN supports multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) in forest governance reform as a means, first, to widen the source of knowledge and ideas for tackling a problem, and second, to build the support and capacity for collective action needed to implement reforms effectively. Dialogue is also valuable in itself, particularly if it gives a voice to vulnerable or marginalised social groups often excluded from policy and decision making. …  

26 Nov 2010 | Article

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Conseil des Ministres de la COMIFAC : Une position commune adoptée pour Cancun

La 6ème session ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de la Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale qui s’est tenue du 10 au 11 novembre 2010 à Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sous le haut patronage du Président de la République du Congo. Les échanges ont porté sur l’état des lieux de l’harmonisation des politiques forestières en Afrique Centrale, le projet de budget biennal 2011-2012, le document de stratégie des pays de l’espace COMIFAC relatif à l’Accès aux ressources biologiques/génétiques et au Partage juste et équitable des avantages découlant de leur utilisation (APA) et l’attribution de crédits carbone. …  

21 Nov 2010 | News story
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No time for crisis in climate change confidence

Two weeks ahead of the UN climate summit in Cancun, IUCN calls on policy-makers to restore confidence in the negotiation process, increase climate funding and ensure that natural solutions are part of a post-2012 regime. Adaptation, finance and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) are some of the key issues on the table of the 194-nation talks, starting at the end of November.   …   | French | Spanish

16 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

Vietnam's forests are an important store of carbon for the REDD market

REDD in Vietnam: issues, opportunities, and linkages

Forest loss and degradation are responsible for about one-sixth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector. It is not only a major contributor to global warming but there is evidence that it’s possible to put a price on standing forest that makes conservation the economically rationale land use. In technical terms, there are large areas of forest where the price-elasticity of supply is high, meaning that decisions about whether to keep or clear forest are highly responsive to its price. …   | Vietnamese

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Juliane von Mittelstaedt, joint winner of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

Prize Goes to Forests in Madagascar and Brazil

The 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting goes to Anjali Nayar and Juliane von Mittelstaedt for their articles on saving the forests in Madagascar and Brazil. …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

IUCN has published a new report on forest governance structures, systems and stakeholders in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story

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Tenure foncière et forestière au Burkina Faso : Une plate forme de plaidoyer mise en place

Sous le patronage du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Hydraulique et des Ressources Halieutiques du Burkina Faso, le forum national des « Champions en tenure foncière et forestière » s’est déroulé à Ouagadougou le 22 septembre 2010. …  

04 Oct 2010 | Downloads - document
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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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