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Report: West Africa Regional Workshop on Mangroves and Climate Change

This report highlights the presentations and discussions at an experts' workshop on Mangroves and Climate Change, organized by FCMC and the USFS Office of International Programs. A related report titled Assessment of Biomass and Carbon of Mangroves in West Africa can be found here.

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Mangrove Reserves in Five West African Countries

This issues brief, prepared for a regional workshop on Mangrove ecosystems and climate change co-hosted by FCMC, provides background information on the existing status of mangrove forests throughout five West African countries.

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Eastern Africa - Forest Carbon Projects Study

This study analyzes four forest carbon projects in Eastern Africa and aims to better understand the challenges and successes of such projects that combine climate change, biodiversity conservation and community development objectives.

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The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. Recognizing this need, members of the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC) have created The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework, a single reference that enables readers to quickly understand key concepts, policy benchmarks, technical elements, skills, tools and resources for ten specific REDD+ themes. In addition to covering these ten REDD+ themes, the Framework also provides guidance on designing REDD+ capacity building programs for a variety of stakeholders, with case studies on existing REDD+ capacity building programs. The Framework can also be found on the other Core Partner websites, including Conservation International, CATIE, IUCN, and RECOFTC. French and Spanish translations of the Framework and its accompanying issues brief are under development and can be found here.

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Key Findings and Opportunities for REDD+ in Ecuador: An Abbreviated Summary of the Comprehensive Report

In December 2011, a team of experts conducted an integrated assessment of REDD+ Readiness in Ecuador, evaluating the country’s infrastructure and policies surrounding all four technical areas of the FCMC program—Social and Environmental Soundness; Finance and Carbon Markets; Measurement, Reporting and Verification; and Low Emission Development Strategies. This document provides a summary of the assessment’s findings, including recommendations for USAID involvement in the REDD+ preparation process.

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Issues Brief: Mangroves and Climate Change

This issues brief, prepared for a regional workshop on Mangrove ecosystems and climate change co-hosted by FCMC, catalogues the state of play across international organizations, multilateral institutions, and regional projects on mangroves and blue carbon.

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Report Brief: Eastern Africa - Forest Carbon Projects Study

This brief summarizes the analysis found in the full report on Forest Carbon Projects in Eastern Africa, which reviews the biodiversity and climate change impacts and challenges of four forest carbon projects in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. It contains key conclusions and recommendations.

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Report Brief: The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework

This brief summarizes the key concepts and conclusions found in the full REDD+ Competencies Framework developed by the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity.

The document was developed with support from FCMC and USAID. The materials were first developed by technical experts from Conservation International (CI), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC), and then reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts from REDD+ country governments, USAID, FCMC, NGOs and AGRC members.

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Integrated REDD+ Assessment of Peru: Executive Summary

In August 2011, a team of experts conducted an integrated assessment of REDD+ Readiness in Peru, evaluating the country’s infrastructure and policies surrounding SES, Finance and MRV issues. This document provides a summary of the assessment’s findings, including recommendations for USAID involvement in the REDD+ preparation process.



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