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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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IUCN Focuses on Poverty and REDD+ in Upcoming Forest Conservation Magazine

The autumn edition of IUCN’s long-standing forest conservation publication Arborvitae will explore the latest challenges and future prospects for implementing REDD+ strategies that address the needs of the poor.  …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article

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Two New Ways to Follow IUCN’s REDD+ Work

IUCN has a new monthly “REDD+ Roundup” e-newsletter and Twitter feed (@IUCN_redd) to share knowledge and lessons from its ongoing REDD+ initiatives at the global, regional and national level. …  

08 Jul 2013 | Article

A large tree within the Mamiri Forest Reserve in Western Ghana within the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

IUCN in Ghana Releases New REDD+ Documentary

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Ghana recently released a 30-minute documentary, profiling how Ghana’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are addressing climate change and the needs of the poor.  …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

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A Way Forward for REDD+ Benefit Sharing in Uganda

IUCN’s “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Uganda has produced a study on REDD+ benefit sharing that provides concrete recommendations to guide Uganda, as well as other developing countries, when designing and implementing REDD+ strategies.  …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

The Forests Dialogue

Germany bolsters IUCN and The Forests Dialogue's global discussion series on REDD+ benefit sharing

With US$ 600,000 in new funding from the German government, the joint dialogue series will expand to bring together international experts over the next three years to tackle the issue of ensuring REDD+ benefits reach the rural poor. …  

07 Jun 2013 | News story

Hon. Mike Hammah and Prof. Aimé Nianogo

IUCN Ghana Country Agreement Signed and Received

The IUCN Ghana country agreement has been signed. The agreement was officially presented to IUCN on 13th November, 2012 in Accra, by the Chief Director of the Ministry of lands and natural resources, Prof. Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, on behalf of the sector minister. Prof. Aimé Nianogo, Regional Director for IUCN-PACO Regional Programme, received the agreement on behalf of IUCN and the Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Stakeholders and Government of Ghana

Launch of Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map

The Ghana Gender and REDD-plus Road Map which was developed through a series of stakeholder engagements in late 2011, as part of IUCN’s ongoing DANIDA funded Pro-Poor REDD project, has been officially launched in Accra. The road map was launched by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) on behalf of the Honourable Minister, and took place at the Alisa Hotel, Accra on 13th November, 2012. …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

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Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities. 

16 May 2012 | News story

The Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Forest Conservation and Restoration Initiatives by local communities and Indigenous Peoples

The final version of the report on "the Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Forest Conservation and Restoration Initiatives by local communities and Indigenous Peoples", was launched at a side event at the CBD SBSTTA meeting in Montreal (3 May 2012).  …  

09 May 2012 | News story
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Woman with baby carrying water back from the well to her village, near Catine, Mozambique

New Video: Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It's urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities' capacity to adapt. …  

16 Jan 2012 | 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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