Contributions to the National Strategy for Emissions Reduction from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+): A Proposal for Allocation between States and the Union” this week. The study was developed by representatives of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará and Tocantins with technical support from the Institute for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM) and is aligned with the other states of the Forum of State Secretaries of Environment from the Amazon states.
Campeche and Chiapas will meet on February 27, 2014 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas for a workshop with CONAFOR. The focus is on developing a statewide approach to Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) see agenda here. This is a follow-up to the training on Elements of Nesting State Reference Levels conducted in Chiapas in October 2013 through the GCF Training Program. The purpose of the meeting is to establish a methodology for aligning the MRV systems in Chiapas and Campeche horizontally and vertically; discuss ways to strengthen capacities for monitoring emission reductions in Campeche and Chiapas, and to reach an agreement on the project aspects approved for funding through the GCF Fund, particularly how to build a monitoring system that is adapted to local conditions in Campeche and Chiapas. More details on the project and other GCF Fund projects are available on the GCF Fund website.
GCF Fund. The theme for the conference this year was Forests as Capital and forest conservation in the context of the capital approach (top down) and the local approach (bottom up).
Governors’ Climate and Forests Fund (GCF Fund) has announced that over $840,000 in funding has been awarded under the GCF Fund’s first Request for Proposals to improve forest carbon assessment and capacity. The winning proposals will bring together GCF member jurisdictions, local communities, leading technical experts, civil society organizations, national forest and environment ministries, and universities in Mexico, Peru, Nigeria, Brazil, and Indonesia (detailed descriptions of the seven projects are available on the GCF Fund’s website). The projects will result in enhanced stakeholder engagement and improved methods for measuring and monitoring forest carbon stocks and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with land use conversion. These projects will play an integral role in supporting the wider efforts of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Taskforce to demonstrate realistic and innovative pathways to low emission rural development.
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