REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

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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...
The number of conflicts related to natural resources is increasing. 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. Those conflicts are stimulated by the exploitation of natural resources, whether high-value resources like timber, diamonds, gold, minerals and oil, or scarce ones like fertile land and water. Natural resources are one of a country’s most critical assets for peacebuilding. Land, forests, minerals, oil, water, and other resources are the foundations for livelihoods of local people as well as for national economies. They...
Given the large fraction of global land occupied by forests and their importance to mitigate climate change, it is still surprising how little we know about their dynamics, capacity to store CO2 and biodiversity. The need is more crucial at the start of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and particularly timely considering country commitments to mitigate climate change under REDD+ and the Paris Agreement via their Nationally Determined Contributions. Recent global biodiversity assessments by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), documenting impacts of biodiversity on the Aichi Biodiversity targets, also point towards the need to closely...
Bien que nécessaire, il n'est pas toujours facile d'obtenir des contributions à l'élaboration d'un projet de la part d'un large éventail de parties prenantes, en particulier pour les projets qui couvrent plusieurs pays et plusieurs langues. Tel était le défi à relever pour le projet : Transformation globale des forêts pour les populations et le climat : un accent sur l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Ce projet de cinq ans (2019-2023) mis en œuvre par la FAO en collaboration avec la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) et avec le soutien financier de l'Agence suédoise de coopération internationale pour...
FAO is delighted to dedicate its next NFO-Technical Network Webinar to “FAO Open Foris tools in action in the Myanmar National Forest Inventory”. The session will share the latest updates from Myanmar’s NFI and demonstrate how Open Foris tools have been used in field data collection, management, processing and reporting in Myanmar and what benefits these open-source tools can provide for large area forest inventories. Date:   Thursday, 3rd December 2020 Time:   09:30 – 10:45AM CET (Rome)    |     15:00 – 16:15PM GMT+6:30 (Naypyidaw) Language: English Registration:  https://bit.ly/OF_Myanmar (The maximum number of participants is 500, remember to register and join in...