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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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Women collecting water in a forest landscape, Tanzania

New COP21 article series on REDD+ benefit sharing launches 5 October

In the lead up to the Paris Climate Change Conference in December (UNFCCC COP21), IUCN’s Global Forest and Climate Change Programme will publish a series of web articles highlighting the innovative steps developing countries are taking to equitably share the benefits from reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+) …  

01 Oct 2015 | Article

Mozambique workshop on gender

Promoting gender equality in global forest conservation and climate change mitigation

On the heels of last week’s global Forest Landscape Restoration Forum, IUCN highlights its projects around the world that are helping make forest landscape restoration and REDD+ more gender responsive …  

30 Sep 2015 | Blogs

Mingling at the FLR Forum World Café in Washington, D.C., 23 September 2015

Forest Landscape Restoration Forum wraps up with positive goals for regions and an ongoing community of practice

The third and final day of the FLR Forum featured sessions on monitoring and implementing FLR; capacity, learning and communication; recommendations for ROAM; and regional FLR implementation actions

By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office 

24 Sep 2015 | Blogs

Participants at the FLR Forum in Washington, D.C., September 22-24, 2015

Forest Landscape Restoration Forum day two: Focus on stakeholder engagement and governance

Day 2 of the FLR Forum examined restoration-related themes, in particular stakeholder engagement and governance, engaging in discussions on methodology, lessons learned and FLR opportunities.

By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office 

23 Sep 2015 | Blogs

A new opportunity assessment methodology

Forest Landscape Restoration Forum kicks off in Washington

On Day 1 of the global forum, participants from around the world explore the potential environmental and societal benefits of forest landscape restoration, as well as IUCN and WRI’s recently released framework for assessing restoration opportunities.

By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office 

22 Sep 2015 | Blogs

Guide to investing in locally controlled forests- Chinese version

Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry now available in Chinese

IUCN and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in partnership with other leading forestry organizations, have just released the Chinese version of their popular guide on investing in locally controlled forests. …  

07 Sep 2015 | Article

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN President calls on countries for a renewed commitment to forests

In the UN Association-UK's recent ‪Climate2020‬ publication, IUCN President Xinsheng makes a strong case for forest conservation and restoration as a key part of the climate change solution.  …  

28 Aug 2015 | Article

Report: Challenges for pro-poor benefit sharing schemes in the implementation of REDD+ in Mexico

Lessons from Mexico: the challenges of equitable REDD+ benefit sharing

From vertical and horizontal distribution and carbon and non-carbon benefits to gender and rights-based considerations, this new report draws from wide-ranging stakeholder input to create a balanced outline of the many challenges and potential solutions to sharing the benefits of reducing deforestation and forest degradation.   …  

13 Aug 2015 | Article

A new report on synergies between climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration.

Synergies between climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration.

The two responses to climate change - mitigating emissions and adapting to impacts - are often pursued as separate actions. But some ecosystem-based responses, like forest landscape restoration, can serve as both mitigation and adaptation tools. A new report from IUCN examines where and how restoration can serve mitigation and adaptation goals across the world and in key countries. …  

17 Jun 2015 | International news release

Drones can help monitor forest restoration. Here a hexacopter flies over a restoration site. A red digital camera is visible between the landing bars.

Drones can help monitor forest restoration

Unmanned aerial vehicles could make monitoring restoration projects cheaper and easier. …  

12 Jun 2015 | Blogs

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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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