Campeche and Chiapas gathered on February 27 at a workshop to discuss Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) at the state level. The workshop, supported by funding through the GCF Training Program, included participation of Ecologic, WHRC-MREDD+, CONAFOR-South-South Cooperation, ECOSUR, Pronatura, and other stakeholders that work on estimating biomass and carbon in the states of Chiapas and Campeche.
Stimulating Interim Demand for REDD+ Emissions Reductions: The Need for a Strategic Intervention from 2015 to 2020, by the Global Canopy Programme, the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Fauna & Flora International (FFI), and the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has shown that demand for REDD+ emission reduction units is drastically lower than supply in the interim period between 2015 and 2020.
Assembling the Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together for a REDD+ Proposal in Madre de Dios, the Environmental Services and REDD+ Roundtable in Madre de Dios (MSAR – acronym in Spanish) organized and summarized the achievements the region has accomplished in its quest to address drivers of deforestation and promote sustainable development. The report also identifies the gaps the region needs to address to reach its goals.
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.
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.
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