|Volume 9 - April 2010|
|The aim of this e-Newsletter is to inform CBD National Focal Points and CBD partners about biodiversity aspects in relation to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD-plus). To subscribe, please visit http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/newsletters/.|
New collaboration between CBD and ITTO
Survey on national implementation risks for REDD-plus
Atlantic Forest Restoration Project Becomes First in Brazil to be
Validated under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS)
The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project was approved according to the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (http://www.climate-standards.org/projects/index.html).Due to its high social and environmental sustainability, the project obtained Gold Level, being one of first REDD projects to achieve such status. The Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project has been developed by Greenoxx NGO, who also financed an important part of the project and will exclusively commercialize it. More: http://www.greenoxx.com/en/index.asp
The Little Climate Finance Book
To sustain biodiversity-based lifestyles, communities need to maintain control over their knowledge and related bio-resources, preventing others from exploiting them, while taking advantage of market opportunities themselves. This report provides key findings and recommendations from an IIED and partner action-research project, focussing on developing tools to protect traditional knowledge, which are rooted in local customary laws rather than Intellectual Property standards. Download the report here: http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=14861IIED.
The Challenges of Environmental
Mainstreaming: Experiences of integrating environment into development institutions and decisions
|Click here for more information on REDD-plus||
How can you publish in this Newsletter?
Your contributions to this Newsletter on issues related to biodiversity aspects of REDD-plus are welcome. Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles should contain no more than 60 words, and must contain a hyperlink for more information. For more information please see: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/newsletters/
Deadline to submit articles for the next issue: 25 June 2010.
This Newsletter is published pursuant to CBD decision IX/5. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat of the CBD.
|Photo credits (from top to bottom): escalepade, Brunna Peretti Loureiro, leoffreitas, and Mathieu Rossier|