20 – July - August 2012
outcomes – "The Future We Want"
The Heads of State and Government and
high-level representatives met at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22
June 2012, with the participation of civil society, and renewed their
commitment to sustainable development. The outcomes of the meeting are
presented in the document "The Future We Want", which includes, inter alia, a
section on forests as one of the thematic areas
for the framework for future action and follow-up, noting the
such ongoing initiatives as reducing emissions from deforestation and
forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of
conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of
forest carbon stocks in developing countries. The document is available
Rio Conventions Action on Forests"
The three Rio Conventions launched a joint publication on forests at
Rio+20: "Action on Forests", which
explains the activities under the CBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD to save and
restore the world’s forests. Available
contribution of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) at Rio+20
CPF members submitted a document
explaining how forests can help countries transition to a green
economy, one of the two key themes of the Rio+20 Conference. Available
on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
CPF also released eight
fact sheets, including a factsheet on SFM and REDD+, which
underline the important
role of forests and sustainable forest management for human well-being,
sustainable development and a green economy. Available in English,
French and Spanish at: http://www.cpfweb.org/76228/en/.
World Conservation Congress, Jeju Island
Under the theme "Nature+ Climate" at
the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea,
IUCN will be urging decision-makers to invest in nature to increase
resilience and reduce the vulnerability of people to the impacts of
climate change, recognising that mechanisms such as REDD+ can reduce
emissions, conserve biodiversity and enhance human well-being. A number
of events on REDD+ are being organized. More: http://www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/
report launched: "Mapping potential biodiversity benefits from REDD+.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo"
A new report presenting selected
results of spatial analyses to explore potential biodiversity benefits
and risks from REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been
launched in Kinshasa on 5 July 2012. The report is available in English
and French. Read more here.
starts global consultation to boost forest protection
stronger global standards, Greenpeace International has launched a
consultation process to simplify and support forests and forests
peoples protection, particularly with regard to REDD+.
For more information, click
Rights and Resources Initiative Annual Review
Rights and Resources Initiative’s 2011-2012 annual review on the state
of rights and resources, Turning
Point: What future for forest peoples
and resources in the emerging world order? takes stock of
status of forest rights and tenure globally, assesses the key issues
and events of 2011 that shape possibilities to improve local rights and
livelihoods, and identifies key questions and challenges that the world
will face in 2012 and beyond. Click
here for more information and
here to download the report in English, French, Spanish and
governance of REDD+: an institutional analysis in the Asia Pacific
region and beyond"
This paper by Cadman, T and Maraseni,
T. (2012), published in the
of Environmental Planning and Management, explores the
nature of North/South relations in contemporary climate change
governance. Focusing on the United Nations Collaborative Programme to
Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), the
paper presents a theoretical framework, through which stakeholder
perceptions of REDD+ governance quality and institutional legitimacy
can be evaluated. Paper available
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