Cameron logging road

Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.

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Women's group learning how to visualize their landscape, Cameroon

Making gender equality a priority in REDD+ countries

Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico and Uganda are implementing customised strategies that increase women’s participation and gender-responsive decision making in all stages of REDD+ …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

Cedrela salvadorensis

Private sector taps into the potential of REDD+ benefits

Forestry companies in Ghana and Mexico are engaging with local communities to open up new streams of REDD+ revenue for existing projects …  

19 Oct 2015 | Article

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Halting land degradation, holistically

For the next 10 days IUCN experts will be supporting decision makers from 195 countries as they discuss solutions to the issues of desertification, land degradation and drought which are plaguing many areas of the world. …  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Terraced Fields in Viet Nam

Viet Nam links REDD+ benefit sharing with existing forest conservation

Payment systems already in place for forest ecosystem services in Viet Nam are providing useful models for setting up REDD+ benefit sharing …  

12 Oct 2015 | Article

Conserving wetlands is important for buffering people against the impacts of climate change. Mangrove in Chiapas, Mexico

A tailor-made approach to REDD+ benefit sharing in Mexico

Mexico is working at the national, state and local levels to design ways of sharing REDD+ benefits that suit different contexts and improve livelihoods …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Women collecting water in a forest landscape, Tanzania

New COP21 article series on REDD+ benefit sharing launches 5 October

In the lead up to the Paris Climate Change Conference in December (UNFCCC COP21), IUCN’s Global Forest and Climate Change Programme will publish a series of web articles highlighting the innovative steps developing countries are taking to equitably share the benefits from reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+) …  

01 Oct 2015 | Article

Mozambique workshop on gender

Promoting gender equality in global forest conservation and climate change mitigation

On the heels of last week’s global Forest Landscape Restoration Forum, IUCN highlights its projects around the world that are helping make forest landscape restoration and REDD+ more gender responsive …  

30 Sep 2015 | Blogs

Mingling at the FLR Forum World Café in Washington, D.C., 23 September 2015

Forest Landscape Restoration Forum wraps up with positive goals for regions and an ongoing community of practice

The third and final day of the FLR Forum featured sessions on monitoring and implementing FLR; capacity, learning and communication; recommendations for ROAM; and regional FLR implementation actions

By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office 

24 Sep 2015 | Blogs

Global Goals

Sustainable Development Goals recognise role of business

The United Nations' new development agenda presents a historic opportunity for the private sector to actively participate in addressing the world’s global challenges, and building a more inclusive and sustainable society.    

24 Sep 2015 | Article

Participants at the FLR Forum in Washington, D.C., September 22-24, 2015

Forest Landscape Restoration Forum day two: Focus on stakeholder engagement and governance

Day 2 of the FLR Forum examined restoration-related themes, in particular stakeholder engagement and governance, engaging in discussions on methodology, lessons learned and FLR opportunities.

By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office 

23 Sep 2015 | Blogs

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