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UN-REDD Programme January 2016

Sistemas de información de las salvaguardas de REDD+: consideraciones prácticas de diseño

Mediante un proceso de consulta, y a partir de las visiones emergentes de países con experiencias tempranas con el desarrollo de un SIS, el Programa ONU-REDD se valió de talleres regionales de intercambio de conocimiento, así como de entrevistas personales durante el año 2015, para proveer respuestas preliminares a las preguntas hechas con frecuencia durante el diseño de un SIS: ¿cuál es la apariencia de un SIS? ¿Cómo diseñar uno? ¿Cuánto costará su diseño y su operación? Y ¿quién tendrá que financiar su implementación?

Spanish PDF 15.74 MB

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) January 2016

Forest Reference Level Submissions under REDD+

EDF, TNC, UCS, and WWF’s report Forest Reference Level Submissions under REDD+: An Analysis of Submission Trends, Leading Practices, and Areas for Improvement examines the first six FRLs to be submitted to the UN – by Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Malaysia and Mexico. It provides an overview of the different approaches these countries have taken to developing their FRLs. It examines some of the shared trends, in order to identify good practices, areas for improvement and lessons learnt. And it examines how effectively they can contribute to delivering real emissions reductions.

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UN-REDD Programme November -0001

REDD+ Safeguards Information Systems: Practical Design Considerations

First in a new line of technical resource publications, offering practical design considerations for safeguard information systems (SIS) in line with UNFCCC requirements, this technical resource addresses the following questions: What does a SIS look like? How do I go about designing one? How much will it cost to both build and to operate?

English PDF 14.64 MB

UN-REDD Programme January 2016

Country Approaches to REDD+ Safeguards: A Global Review of Initial Experiences and Emerging Lessons

This technical resource publication presents an initial global overview of country perspectives, experiences and lessons learned that may be used to inform better safeguards processes and practices in the future.

English PDF 9.62 MB

UN-REDD Programme February 2016

REDD+ Academy Learning Journals

This comprehensive REDD+ learning resource addresses 12 key topics in REDD+: Forest, Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change; Understanding REDD+ and the UNFCCC; Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation; National Strategies and Action Plans; National Forest Monitoring Systems; Forest Reference Emission Levels; Policies and Measures for REDD+ Implementation; REDD+ Safeguards; REDD+ Finance; Approaches for Allocation of Incentives; Stakeholder Engagement; Good Governance.

English, French, Spanish External link

UN-REDD Programme February 2016

Business Case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+

Promoting a human rights-based approach to development requires UN-REDD partner institutions to ensure that their support for REDD+ promotes good practices and does not perpetuate or exacerbate existing inequalities between women and men. Toward this end, “the Business case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+” demonstrates why the unique role of women in protecting and managing forests— and ensuring their equal access to resources—is an important component for a more equitable, effective and efficient REDD+. Through this effort we hope to establish a greater base of evidence that will help policy-makers, practitioners and others understand the critical influence that gender-differentiated needs, uses and knowledge have on REDD+ policy and programming on the ground.

English PDF 3.10 MB

November 2015

The Implementation of the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ by Brazil

This is the complete version of the publication. It provides details about the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ and the process that Brazil went through as the first developing country to go through its implementation. All the submissions made by Brazil to the UNFCCC are available on this publication, as well as the reports from the technical assessments by UNFCCCC LULUCF experts that verified Brazil\'s REDD+ results. This is an important and useful resource for south-south cooperation on REDD+.

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UN-REDD Programme November -0001

Document Technique: Système d’information sur les garanties : considérations d’ordre pratique sur la conception

Cette Document Technique résume la publication complète sur considérations d’ordre pratique sur la conception d\'un Système d’information sur les garanties, disponible ici: http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=list&slug=technical-resources-series&Itemid=134

French PDF 9.68 MB

Forest Trends January 2016

REDD+ Finance Flows 2009-2014: Trends and Lessons Learned in REDDX Countries

The study follows the money trail in 13 countries that account for 65 percent of the globe’s tropical forest cover under the U.N.’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative. The research by Forest Trends’ REDDX (REDD eXpenditures) initiative covers six years from 2009 to 2014, the last year for which complete data is available. It tracks more than $6 billion of the nearly $10 billion that has been committed or pledged to REDD+ programs globally.\\r\\n\\r\\nKey findings of the new report show: \\r\\n\\r\\n • Of the $3.7 billion committed, 60 percent or $2.2 billion came directly from individual donor countries. Norway, the largest donor by far, has contributed nearly half of all those funds; Germany, Japan and the United States committed a combined total of $730 million; and the U.K., Australia and France contributed most of the remainder.\\r\\n • The private sector contributed 10 percent of all REDD+ finance commitments tracked in these 13 countries.\\r\\n • Brazil and Indonesia together received nearly two-thirds of all funding pledged or committed. The two countries have some of the world’s largest tropical forest cover.\\r\\n• The big winner that has received the most money thus far: Brazil’s Amazon Fund, which had received $867 million from Norway by the end of 2014.\\r\\n • Payments of promised funds have grown steadily, with 62 percent of all committed funds paid out by the end of 2014. Most of the money has gone directly to government agencies, with small amounts supporting the work of international organizations.\\r\\n • The percentage of payments paid out to participating countries varies dramatically, from Brazil, which has received 91 percent of its promised funding, to Mexico, which has gotten only 5 percent of the money pledged to it.\\r\\n

English PDF 5.22 MB

UN-REDD Programme November -0001

Info Brief: Country Approaches to Safeguards: Initial Experiences and Emerging Lessons

UN-REDD Programme Info Brief summarizing the findings of the full Technical Resource publication on country approaches to safeguards. This review synthesizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on country approaches to REDD+ safeguards, with the primary aim of facilitating information exchange among REDD+ countries. The findings of this initial global review were informed by a consultative process engaging a number of countries who have made progress with their country approaches to safeguards. (Full corresponding technical resource document is available online at http://www.unredd.net/index.php?view=document&alias=15044-technical-resource-series-2-country-approaches-to-redd-safeguards-a-global-review-of-initial-experiences-and-emerging-lessons&category_slug=technical-resources-series&layout=default&option=com_docman&Itemid=134)

English PDF 8.84 MB

UN-REDD Programme January 2016

Informe Técnico: Sistemas de Información de Salvaguardas (SIS): Consideraciones prácticas de diseño

Este Informe Técnico resume la publicación completa sobre en consideraciones prácticas de diseño de un sistema de información de salvaguardias (SIS), disponible aquí: http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=list&slug=technical-resources-series&Itemid=134

Spanish PDF 10.06 MB

UN-REDD Programme January 2016

Technical Brief #1: REDD+ Safeguards Information Systems: practical design considerations

Technical brief summarizing the full Technical Resource publication on SIS design considerations, available here: http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=list&slug=technical-resources-series&Itemid=134

English PDF 5.05 MB

October 2015

O nível de referência de emissões florestais do Brasil para pagamentos por resultados de redução de emissões provenientes do desmatamento no bioma Amazônia

O Brasil é responsável por expressivos resultados de redução de emissões de CO 2 provenientes do desmatamento no bioma Amazônia. ™ A formalização das ações nacionais de redução das emissões de gases de efeito estufa provenientes do desmatamento e degradação florestal, incluindo o papel da conservação florestal, do manejo sustentável de florestas e do aumento dos estoques de carbono florestal (REDD+) é um requisito para o reconhecimento dos resultados alcançados no âmbito da Convenção-Quadro das Nações Unidas sobre Mudança do Clima (UNFCCC). ™ O nível de referência de emissões florestais (FREL) é o referencial a partir do qual o resultado das ações de REDD+ é medido. ™ A submissão do FREL por países em desenvolvimento é voluntária, sendo, porém, um dos requisitos de elegibilidade para o recebimento de pagamentos por desempenho. O Brasil foi o primeiro país a submeter um FREL para avaliação de especialistas indicados pela UNFCCC em junho de 2014, dando início à implementação do Marco de Varsóvia para REDD+. O FREL submetido pelo Brasil passou por rigoroso processo de avaliação no âmbito da UNFCCC entre agosto e novembro de 2014. Esse processo facilitativo, contribuiu para dar maior transparência à submissão e identificou também áreas onde o Brasil poderia priorizar seus esforços de desenvolvimento técnico. O Brasil espera que mais países em desenvolvimento submetam seus FRELs e que países desenvolvidos se comprometam com o pagamento por resultados, para garantir a efetiva contribuição de REDD+ para a mitigação da mudança global do clima.

Portuguese External link

UN-REDD Programme February 2016

Country Approaches to Safeguards Tool (CAST)

The Country Approach to Safeguards Tool (CAST) provides countries with an Excel-based, interactive tool to plan and review the development of their approaches to REDD+ safeguards. CAST is designed to be voluntarily applied by REDD+ countries in order to support their planning efforts for activities related to safeguards and SIS, carried out in response to the relevant UNFCCC decisions.

English, French, Spanish External link

UN-REDD Programme February 2016

Benefit and Risk Tool (BeRT)

The Benefits and Risks Tool (BeRT) supports REDD+ countries to: a) assess the social and environmental risks and benefits associated with potential REDD+ actions (also known as candidate Policies and Measures, PAMs) and b) analyse how existing policies, laws and regulations (PLRs) address the Cancun safeguards.

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Global Forest Observations Initiative (... December 2015

Methods and Guidance from the Global Forest Observations Initiative

The purpose of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Methods and Guidance Document (MGD) is to provide countries with advice relevant to their development of national forest monitoring, and measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) systems that use remotely sensed and ground-based data. The MGD provides information that can be customised to fit individual country circumstances and cope with both preferences and evolution in technology.

English PDF 1.43 MB

Global Forest Observations Initiative (... December 2015

Méthodes et pratiques recommandées par l’Initiative mondiale pour l’observation des forêts

Le présent document de l’Initiative mondiale pour l’observation des forêts (GFOI) a pour objet de conseiller les pays aux fins de l’élaboration d’un dispositif de surveillance des forêts nationales, ainsi que d’un système de mesure, notification et vérification fondé sur des données de télédétection et des données au sol. Il contient des informations qui peuvent être adaptées aux circonstances de chaque pays et qui sont compatibles avec les divers choix et évolutions technologiques.

French PDF 1.67 MB

Global Forest Observations Initiative (... December 2015

Métodos y orientación de la Iniciativa Mundial de Observación de los Bosques

El propósito del documento sobre métodos y orientación de la Iniciativa Mundial de Observación de los Bosques (GFOI) consiste en proporcionar a los países el asesoramiento necesario para que desarrollen sistemas nacionales de vigilancia forestal, así como de medición, notificación y verificación (MRV), que utilicen datos DE teledetección Y obtenidos in situ. El documento sobre métodos y orientación suministra información adaptable a las circunstancias particulares de un país y acorde a las preferencias y los avances tecnológicos.

Spanish PDF 1.36 MB

UN-REDD Programme February 2016

Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+

This note has been prepared as a guide for those involved in REDD+ efforts at the local, national, regional or global level. The overall objective is to promote gender sensitive REDD+ processes and to support UN-REDD partner countries and stakeholders in the preparation, development and implementation of gender sensitive REDD+ strategies.

English PDF 5.31 MB

Global Observation of Forest and Land C... December 2012

Sourcebook of methods and procedures for monitoring, measuring and reporting - COP 18 Version 1

This sourcebook is the outcome of an ad-hoc REDD working group of GOFC-GOLD (Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics) that has been active since the initiation of the UNFCCC REDD process in 2005. It provides a consensus perspective from the global community of earth observation and carbon experts on methodological issues relating to quantifying carbon impacts of implementation activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries (REDD).

English PDF 8.35 MB

October 2012

Taking stock of our forests- Global Forest Observations Initiative

English PDF 3.84 MB

Foundation for International Environmen... November 2012

Guide for REDD-plus negotiators

English PDF 1.28 MB

Foundation for International Environmen... November 2012

Guide à l’intention des négociateurs REDD-plus

French PDF 1.14 MB

Foundation for International Environmen... November 2012

Guía para los negociadores de REDD-plus

Spanish PDF 1.18 MB

Global Observation of Forest and Land C... May 2012

Sourcebook of methods and procedures for monitoring, measuring and reporting

This sourcebook is the outcome of an ad-hoc REDD working group of GOFC-GOLD (Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics) that has been active since the initiation of the UNFCCC REDD process in 2005. It provides a consensus perspective from the global community of earth observation and carbon experts on methodological issues relating to quantifying carbon impacts of implementation activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries (REDD). The Sourcebook is now available under the Doha COP 18 Version. It is to be understood as a living document. Further methods and technical details can be specified and added with evolving political negotiations and decisions. Respective communities are invited to provide comments and feedback to evolve a more detailed and refined technical-guidelines document in the future.

English PDF 7.43 MB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

What is needed to make REDD+ work on the ground? Lessons learned from pilot forest carbon initiatives

In this report, Conservation International provides an in-depth analysis of 12 pilot forest carbon initiatives in which it has been involved as partner, in order to provide preliminary insights into what will be needed to make REDD+ work on the ground. Located in nine countries throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa, these initiatives represent a broad range of geographic, socioeconomic and biophysical conditions and provide a unique opportunity to examine the challenges and opportunities of designing and implementing forest carbon initiatives in different countries. By providing a holistic and fine-scale analysis of Conservation International’s experiences in implementing reforestation and REDD+ initiatives on the ground, this study reveals many of the real-world challenges that project managers and policy makers will likely face as they design and implement new REDD+ initiatives , and provide practical recommendations of how to enhance the chances of successful design and implementation in the field that result in the provision of climate, community and biodiversity benefits.

English PDF 1.79 MB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

促使REDD+机制切 实发挥作用,尚有 哪些欠缺? 由森林碳汇试点项目得 到的经验 执行纲要及建议

Chinese PDF 1.13 MB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

What is needed to make REDD+ work on the ground? Lessons learned from pilot forest carbon initiatives Executive Summary + Recommendations

English PDF 873.58 KB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

¿Qué se necesita para hacer REDD+ funcionar en el campo? Lecciones aprendidas de iniciativas piloto de carbono forestal Resumen Ejecutivo + Recomendaciones

Spanish PDF 917.45 KB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

De quoi le mécanisme REDD+ a-t-il besoin pour fonctionner sur le terrain? Retour d’expérience d’initiatives pilotes de carbone forestier Synthèse + Recommandations

French PDF 952.37 KB

Conservation International (CI) July 2010

O que é necessário para fazer o REDD+ funcionar em campo? Lições aprendidas em iniciativas florestais de carbono Sumário Executivo + Recomendações

Portuguese PDF 934.02 KB

Kyoto: Think Global Act Local March 2009

A Field Guide for Assessing and Monitoring Reduced Forest Degradation and Carbon Sequestration by Local Communities

This document is a field manual, developed by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project (K:TGAL, for more information on this project see the below web link), for the training of local organisations who would in turn train local communities to make formal forest inventories. It is a draft in progress, being updated and improved on a regular basis. Any comments or suggestions would be very welcome. Please send these to: < Verplanke@itc.nl >

English PDF 1.93 MB

November 2008

Emissions and removals from land-use, land use change and forestry activities in a post-Kyoto regime - quantitative analysis of a framework for reducing deforestation

English, German PDF 2.27 MB