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The Potential of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives to Reduce Emissions

The Potential of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives to Reduce Emissions

08 July 2015

To address concerns about tropical deforestation because of rising global demand for food, fuel and fiber, Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives (VSIs) have emerged as a tool to ensure that the production of agricultural and timber commodities for global markets does not result in forest loss.

Remote Villages in Papua New Guinea Realize Benefits of Land Use Planning

Remote Villages in Papua New Guinea Realize Benefits of Land Use Planning

06 July 2015

Urumarave village in Papua New Guinea is a remote and isolated village of 300 inhabitants, with no electricity, running water or any modern conveniences, yet they are taking charge of their environment and providing an example to communities across PNG and to the national government on steps that can be taken on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Infographic: Low Emission Land Use Planning in Madang

Infographic: Low Emission Land Use Planning in Madang

01 July 2015

Madang Province in Papua New Guinea has incredible biodiversity and is rich in commercial and recreational value, but population and economic pressures are growing. From 2000-2013, the equivalent of 40,000 rugby fields of forest have been lost, so future development must maximize social benefits and conserve biological resources.

Gender Policy Brief Vol. 2 - What strategic directions are needed to strengthen gender equity in REDD+ in Asia-Pacific?

Gender Policy Brief Vol. 2 - What strategic directions are needed to strengthen gender equity in REDD+ in Asia-Pacific?

Gender Policy Brief Vol. 2 - What strategic directions are needed to strengthen gender equity in REDD+ in Asia-Pacific?

26 December 2014

The Gender policy brief volume 2 highlights the status of gender integration  in climate change and Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Asia-Pacific, its remaining challenges, and strategic directions for improvement.  It suggests a regional framework to best inform country-level efforts to address gender issues in REDD+.

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Cambodia: Lessons from good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Cambodia: Lessons from good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Cambodia: Lessons from good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

12 February 2014

This report is part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF program to examine specific challenges and barriers that prevent the inclusion of women and the integration of gender perspectives in REDD+ in the Asia-Pacific region, identify practical entry points, analyze existing good practices and share knowledge through multi-sectoral and stakeholder dialogu

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

Women's Inclusion in REDD+ in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Good practices in forest, agriculture and other natural resources management sectors

19 February 2014

This study is part of the Joint Initiative of WOCAN, the UN-REDD Programme and USAID-funded LEAF program to investigate practical entry points for women's inclusion in REDD+ policies and practices.  It explores the current statusof policies and practices related to gender integration in forestry and other natural resource managemernt sectors in Sri Lanka, and their relation to REDD+ initiatives

Survey and Analysis of REDD+ Project Activities in Cambodia

Survey and Analysis of REDD+ Project Activities in Cambodia

Survey and Analysis of REDD+ Project Activities in Cambodia

01 October 2013

This report assesses methodological approaches and institutional arrangements used in REDD+ field activities in Cambodia and evaluates commonalities and divergences to provide information on how these activities can be integrated into a national-level REDD+ accounting framework.

Social and Environmental Assessments, Indicators, Information, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

Social and Environmental Assessments, Indicators, Information, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

Social and Environmental Assessments, Indicators, Information, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

05 November 2012

This presentation is from the November 2012 LEAF and USAID-funded Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) training workshop on Social and Environmental Soundness (SES) of REDD+.

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