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Being on the CIFOR (center for interntational forestry research) listserv, I was invited to a very special, 400 people – including press, event… Advancing REDD+: New Pathways and Partnerships By Invitation Only *    *     *     *     *     *     * Special honored guest: His Excellency Ban Ki-moon – Secretary-General of the United Nations And other distinguished…
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LULUCF (Lu-Lu-C-F) Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry: what will COP 16 do about unaccounted emissions from logging?

During the first commitment period of the KP, countries are only required to voluntarily account for emissions from logging. This means that countries can determine their own baselines, including the use of a baselines based on future instead of historical data. There are several options on the table to decide how to account for forest…
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Forest Day panelists believe an agreement may be reached on REDD+

Forest Day started off with a  speech by President Calderon, who said we must “empujar todos” (“push all”) towards a REDD+ agreement. An agreement on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is predicted by many high level panelists to be one the biggest outcomes from COP 16. “REDD + is an enormous prize within…
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