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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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Carole Saint Laurent, Senior Forestry Policy Advisor

Eco power list: Carole Saint Laurent named "green giant"

The Observer Ethical Awards has honored Carole Saint Laurent, IUCN Senior Forest Policy Advisor, as one of the 20 global figures who will exert influence in 2011. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

A free, web-based, self-paced course entitled Introductory Course on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Conserving and Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+)

Free e-Course on Climate Change and REDD+

More than 2000 people have taken this new course on climate change and deforestation. It is recommended by Andy Alm, CEC Specialty Group Leader for Knowledge Management. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

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Climate talks enter the end game

Climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico are hotting up with Heads of State and government ministers taking turns to lay out what they want to see come out of this key meeting.   …  

08 Dec 2010 | News story

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Make sure the poor don’t miss out on REDD, says IUCN

Governments need to put more attention and resources into making sure vulnerable people get their fair share of benefits from REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2010 | International news release

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

Forest dwelling children

'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

Signature de l'accord

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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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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