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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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REDD: A Guide for Indigenous Peoples REDD: A Guide for Indigenous Peoples

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This is a short guide for Indigenous communities to climate change and to the current international debate surrounding REDD.

Author: Ingrid Barnsley

Copyright © 2009 UNU-IAS

REDD After Copenhagen: The Way Forward REDD After Copenhagen: The Way Forward

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REDD-plus, along with agriculture, were areas that made the greatest progress within the formal negotiations of the UNFCCC. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) reached a decision on REDD-plus that provides some key methodological guidance for REDD-plus activities. The Ad-Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperation Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) produced a draft decision on REDD-plus. Moreover, Norway, Japan, the United States, Britain, France, and Australia together pledged US$3.5 billion in short-term financing to get REDD-plus off the ground.

Authors: Peter Akong Minang & Deborah Murphy

Date: February 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.

All photography: ©PHOTOGRAPHER | PICTURE AGENCY. All rights reserved.

Realising REDD+ - National strategy and policy options Realising REDD+ - National strategy and policy options

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This book seeks to answer these questions by examining what REDD+ at the national level might look like in four areas: institutions and processes to build the REDD+ framework, broad policy reforms to enable REDD+ implementation, sectoral policies to change incentives, and demonstration activities to test and learn from different approaches. There are no ‘one size fits all’ recommendations. Most chapters present a menu of options and discuss their merits in terms of their climate effectiveness, cost efficiency and equity outcomes, in addition to their generation of co-benefits: biodiversity and other environmental services, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods, governance and rights, and climate change adaptation.

Angelsen, A. with Brockhaus, M., Kanninen, M., Sills, E., Sunderlin, W. D. and Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S.(eds) 2009 Realising REDD+: National strategy and policy options. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia.

© 2009 by the Center for International Forestry Research.

REDD, forest governance and rural livelihoods - the emerging agenda REDD, forest governance and rural livelihoods - the emerging agenda

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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) initiatives are more likely to be effective in reducing emissions if they build on, rather than conflict with, the interests of local communities and indigenous groups (referred to henceforth as ‘forest communities’). To show how REDD could most benefit forest communities, lessons from incentive-based forest programmes and recent experiences in six countries were reviewed at an international workshop held at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, United Kingdom, in the Spring of 2009

Springate-Baginski, O. and Wollenberg, E. (eds.) 2010

© 2010 by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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