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Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

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The Little REDD+ Book The Little REDD+ Book

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The Little REDD Book has been compiled by the GCP (The Global Canopy Programme) with the support of a wide range of contributors from around the world including many proposal authors. The Prince’s Rainforests Project has kindly provided its analysis of the proposals, which is at the heart of this guide. It shows how they have developed over time, either directly or indirectly building on what has come before. Most importantly, it demonstrates how much common ground there is between proposals - that for every point of difference there are many points of agreement, and that a menu of commonly held principles and approaches is emerging.

Authors: Charlie Parker, Andrew Mitchell, Mandar Trivedi and Niki Mardas
© Global Canopy Foundation 2009
Second edition. First Published November 2008

The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

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FAO, in cooperation with its member countries, has monitored the world's forests at 5 to 10 year intervals since 1946. These global assessments provide valuable information to policy-makers in countries, to international negotiations, arrangements and organizations related to forests and to the general public. The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010) covers all seven thematic elements of sustainable forest management:

Link to full report: www.fao.org/forestry/fra2010

Simply REDD - CIFOR’s guide to forests, climate change and REDD Simply REDD - CIFOR’s guide to forests, climate change and REDD

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has prepared this simple guide to help journalists, policy makers, NGOs and interested global citizens better understand the importance of forests in combating climate change. It also highlights issues that CIFOR’s research has identified as crucial if the global climate agenda is to progress in a way that is effective, efficient and equitable.

Author: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Date: 2010

SBSTA expert meeting report May2010 SBSTA expert meeting report May2010

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Report on the informal meeting of experts on enhancing coordination of capacity-building activities in relation to using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidance and guidelines as a basis for estimating forest-related greenhouse gas emissions and removals, forest carbon stocks and forest area changes

UNFCCC Secretariat
Bonn, Germany, 25.26 May 2010

Reporting REDD Reporting REDD

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…a journalist’s guide to the role of forests in combating global climate change

This media pack is a joint initiative of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (the UN-REDD Programme).

©CCMP, November 2009. Some rights reserved.

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