REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

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When we think of Sudan, the first image that comes to mind is vast deserted areas with scattered vegetation. Yet, in this typical northeastern African landscape, forests are among the most important natural resources. They play a crucial environmental role in forming a defence line against the desert creeping southwards. They protect the Nile watershed and contribute to carbon sequestration in these barren zones of the world, giving their importance a regional and global dimension. In order to protect the country's natural wealth, while simultaneously fulfilling various national and international commitments, Sudan is taking significant steps to implement activities to reduce...
Música al natural, es la que ofrecen bosques, selvas y montes. En una armonía absoluta animales, plantas, ríos y árboles se suman para armar una sinfonía que pocas veces es perceptible para los habitantes de ciudad.  Como si habláramos de temporadas musicales, cada época del año trae ritmos diferentes. Con tonos agudos llega la lluvia a animar a aquellos animales que disfrutan de ella, y en tiempos de sol intenso, son las aves quienes trinan con mayor intensidad.  Así es, toda una orquesta que se blinda con los guardianes mayores, los árboles. Diferentes especies inundan los bosques para brindar refugio a animales,...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) have concluded a Community Forest Management Planning workshop in Konobo, Grand Gedeh County, that trained 21 community members on forest enumeration techniques to properly manage community forests. The training workshop took place recently in Zhia town, Grand Gedeh County. The team, led by the REDD+ National Project Coordinator, Saah A. David Jr. and the FAO’s Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), Jonathan Roberts, was joined by Isaac Kannah and John Negatus Wright both Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) officers from FDA and LISGIS respectively. The CTA and MRV officers...
On the 18th December, the Task Force on Monitoring for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration met online to review the progress made since its launch in March, and to plan for what’s to come next. The Task Force has cultivated a strong network by engaging restoration practitioners and experts from around the world, to discuss, brainstorm and test methods for monitoring, laying the groundwork for the development of a holistic monitoring system aiming to track restoration actions and to inspire further political will – both of which are critical to the success of the UN Decade, set to run...
Harbouring the vast majority of life on Earth, forests are a vital natural resource, which provide many ecosystem services essential for life as well as for human livelihoods. Forests are sources of important raw materials such as timber, woodfuel and Non-Timber-Forest Products (NTFP). However, competition to access forests, like many natural resources, is often a motive for human conflicts. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that in the last 60 years, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources. This places natural resources as one of a country’s most critical assets for peacebuilding, with efforts...
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