REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

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Con la presencia de la ministra de Agricultura de Chile, María Emilia Undurraga, esta mañana se realizó la sesión de Articulación Nacional del Taller de Inicio del Proyecto +Bosques, juntos contra el cambio climático, uno de las iniciativas más grandes a nivel regional con financiamiento del Fondo Verde del Clima, que permitirá gestionar y restaurar más de 25 mil hectáreas de bosque nativo en seis regiones del país en un plazo de seis años. La instancia contó además con la participación de la Representante de FAO Chile, Eve Crowley; el Subdirector General de la FAO y Representante Regional para América Latina y el...
Forest loss has serious environmental, economic and social consequences, resulting in the decline of livelihoods dependent on forest resources. With forest loss, communities also face water scarcity, habitat destruction, endangered species and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Changing the course of deforestation requires urgent measures, including a commitment to conserve and manage forests with integrated and inclusive territorial approaches. One such approach is Community Forest Management (CFM), which oversees a planned and diversified use of forests by local populations. In Latin American countries, this model has enhanced forest conservation and sustainable use of forest resources, while at the same time...
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...