Forest Peoples Programme’s April 2013 E-Newsletter focusses on safeguards. The E-Newsletter starts by looking at why safeguards matter. Other articles explain and comment on the World Bank’s safeguards review, forest policy and oil palm policy, the failure of safeguards in the Camisea gas project in Peru and examples from the Congo Basin and Cameroon.
By Chris Lang REDD negotiations came to a grinding halt at the end of the first week of COP18 in Doha when Brazil and Norway disagreed over the verification of emission reductions from forests.
A couple of weeks ago, REDD-Monitor posted an overview of the REDD texts that have been agreed before going into the UN climate negotiations in Doha. So what’s next? What’s on the agenda in Doha?
Trying to follow the REDD negotiations at the UN level can be a difficult and frustrating process. This short guide aims to show you where the REDD texts are, what the texts mean and which issues are still under discussion.
At the end of last week, the number of credits issued under the Clean Development Mechanism reached one billion. “This exciting milestone is a testament to the expanding use of the CDM,”, according to Christiana Figueres, the UNFCCC’s Executive Secretary.